Price: $8.29 at Total Wine
Style: The “Anna”
Recommendation: “Have a glass or two”
Unfortunately, another unremarkable bottle in this month’s challenge. I found this wine to be highly similar to the Luc Pirlet…. in fact I’m not sure I could tell them apart head-to-head. Just like the Luc, this one had essentially no aroma at all. I tried it at several different temperatures over several hours but just couldn’t get anything out of it. On the palate, it was perfectly pleasant, but perfect boring. Very generic red blend flavors with a mild touch of oaking, but nothing remarkable to pick out. I will say that it was in nice balance and very easy drinking. By no means is this a bad wine… If you can pick it up for $5 or $6, go for it. But at $8 or $10 I wouldn’t bother.
The vineyards in Luján de Cuyo are among the highest, driest, and sunniest in the world, at elevations reaching 3,500 feet. The grapes bask in bright, pure sunlight, inspiring the wine’s name: in English, ‘Colors of the Sun’.
The wine has been crafted in a distinct style, combining cutting-edge winemaking skills with the authenticity and singular charm of the Malbec grape. It offers elegant aromatics, and a palate which frames bright, fresh fruit flavors in a medium-bodied structure.
I don’t know much about this one. The website is SUPER basic (http://www.coloresdelsolwines.com/index1.php) and frankly I just don’t think it’s worth digging too much deeper on this one.