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Web Chef Review: Rancourt Winery 2012 Malbec

This bottle of Rancourt Winery 2012 Malbec is an amazing, exciting wine.

Web Chef Review: Rancourt Winery 2012 Malbec - cookingwithkimberly.comMalbec is quite a rare grape here in the Niagara Region or in all of Canada for that matter.

There are only three producers of a single varietal Malbec wine in Niagara area – using only one type of grape in their wine and in this case, it is Malbec.

Malbec is similar to a beaujolais or pinot noir, except it is lighter in color and fruitier. A beautiful aroma of watermelon Jolly Ranchers (its’ nickname), with a deep ruby color, this 2012 Malbec is bursting with flavor and mild residual tannins, but not overly dry. I find it to be soft and velvety on the tongue with a hint of pepper. My nose senses berries and currants when I’m drinking the Malbec.

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To my knowledge, Rancourt Winery‘s 2012 Malbec is the only unoaked Malbec in this area, let alone in Canada or, perhaps, even beyond our borders.

Malbec grapes - flickr.com/photos/99093144@N00This is one wine you really want to add to your collection, while it is still available, as it is a limited vintage and seems to be in high demand at this time. With an affordable price point, I would even recommend that you stock several bottles.

In spite of the fact that it is a red wine, a pairing with oily fish would be complimentary, especially a tuna or salmon, as they both have some heft and stand on their own.

This wine calls out for a pairing with cheeses as well – sheep’s milk or goat’s milk cheeses but even with bries or blues, especially if accompanied by berries and grapes – even melons.

Rancourt Winery - rancourtwinery.comIf you are in this Niagara area, stop in and enjoy a visit and a taste at the beautiful, boutique winery, Rancourt Winery, which prides itself on its unique quality and innovation. Check them out online:

Do check out Rancourt Winery and their 2012 Malbec and take a look at their extensive stocks of wines to please your palette, nose and pocket book.


Malbec photo:flickr.com/photos/99093144@N00

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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