Trivento Reserve Malbec Wine Review

IMG_8106As the most popular Argentinian wine brand in the UK, selling over 3.5 million bottles every year. Trivento originates from the Mendoza region. The name Trivento comes from the three winds; Polar, Zonda and Sudestada. This makes Mendoza a distinctive and successful wine growing region producing exquisite wines going back to the 1500’s.

I was asked to review the Trivento Reserve Malbec and as a Malbec enthusiast I was not disappointed.   The wine itself is a deep warming crimson which eludes a slightly sweet but earthy scent. On trying the wine I noticed a distinct berry flavouring, hinting on summery raspberries and blackberries, which on entry creates a smooth crisp taste.  There is also a hint of vanilla, which mixes with the berry notes creating a well rounded medium bodied wine. The sweet, but firm, tannins also leave a velvety finish. The wine itself is aged in French barrels for 6 months, which for me also added a very mild savory earthy hint. This was nice way to cut through the sweet summer flavours.  For me, allowing time for this wine to breathe just enhanced the wine to create more depth and allowed the flavours to develop further with one another.

This is a beautiful wine, perfect for a summer’s night barbeque, and I would suggest red meats as the flavour profiles would support each other.  This wine is also fantastic with dark chocolate for a night in!

If you’re having a barbeque this weekend head down to one of your local supermarkets as Trivento is easily available from Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda, One Stop, Nisa, Budgens, Londis, Booker Premier and Spar, and prices range around £7.00 per bottle.  If you want to add a taste of Argentina to your soiree this weekend you will not be disappointed.

Written by Chloe Randall