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2011 Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

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Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $10   From: $7   To: $10

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Gold
International Wine Challenge 2012 Bronze

Price History for 2011 Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
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Grape Variety

Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to southern France (specifically the area around Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of Mendoza, in a few short decades Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing new-found attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.

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Region
  • Lujan de Cuyo is a wine-producing sub-region of Argentina's largest viticultural area, Mendoza. Located in a valley just south of Mendoza City itself, the Lujan de Cuyo region is home to some of the most famous names in Argentinean wine, including Catena Zapata, Bodega Septima and Cheval des Andes. Unsurprisingly, Malbec is the region's most-important grape variety, producing bold, intensely flavored red wines.

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  • Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentra...more

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