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El Caliz Malbec 2014

Awesome whole-bunch Malbec fromthe Helderberg’s ‘Golden Triangle’. Ole!

Availability: Out of stock
Style: Red
Varietal: Malbec
Country: South Africa | Helderberg
750ml ABV. 13%

A good Malbec is a big but soft wine, an almost rustic version of Merlot with softer tannins. Argentina has made the varietal a world-wide favourite. The vines for Malbec are often shaped in a way that resembles a goblet, and the old Spanish word for “goblet” is “El Caliz” hence the name of our Stellenbosch example of this delightful cultivar. Having identified a superlative plot of vines deep within the Helderberg’s ‘Golden Triangle’ we set about making an expressive wine from whole-bunch pressing and gentle oak to add complexity. A full bodied, rich, dark and juicy wine with a deep structure.

Asian Beef Sliders with Pickled Salad & Hand Cut Fries East meets South (America!) in this delightful food and wine pairing. These Asian beef sliders work beautifully with a dark and decadent Malbec; a gorgeous varietal for which we have Argentina to thank for making a world-wide favourite. We love: Catchpole & Co El Caliz Malbec, a rich, full-bodied and juicy wine with deep structure, perfectly complements these sexy Asian-style sliders. Alternative Pairing: Felcourt Mike’s Reserve Merlot INGREDIENTS: For the sliders: 4 mini sesame seed buns 500g of beef, cut into slices Butter, for toasting the buns For the pickled salad garnish: Pickling liquid: 750ml Water 250ml White wine 1 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp salt Quarter of a red cabbage, finely sliced Half a cucumber, finely julienned to matchstick pieces 3 Carrots, finely julienned to matchstick pieces 1 Red onion, finely julienned to matchstick pieces 1 Brown onion, finely chopped... Get the recipe here