This week’s WOW is, LUIGI BOSCA Malbec, Mendoza, 2012.
A 13.5% alcohol, 100% Malbec, handpicked with a manual sorting of clusters, de-stemmed, and all sorted by hand individually. They are then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks and aged 12-months in oak barrels (all French; 50% new). Lightly filtered at bottling. Deep-purple-red with well formed legs; dry, full-bodied with softly-balanced acidity and medium-chewy phenolics. This is a big, black fruit Malbec with earthy warm spice and a telltale coffee grounds note. Drink it (as they do in Argentina) with grilled everything.
And don’t forget to check out the “Cheese of the Week,” Ile de France Brie.
Below a downy white rind, Ile de France Brie offers a deliciously creamy texture and hazelnut aftertaste for a true French flair. It makes a fresh baguette extraordinary and also serves as a party staple, served with fresh fruits, nuts or pistachios.