Friday Lush: Fairtrade Gran Reserva Malbec
March 8, 2013
Posted in Friday Lush
Why does writing about wine fill me with dread? Could it be because although I love it, red please, or fizzy, I don’t in any way feel qualified to write about it? It’s a tricky one. I can write about gin, whisky, rum and even beer with confidence -and no credentials other than that I love to drink them, but not wine.
My position as a weekend wino, in moderation of course dear reader, will have to just breeze me through this one.
Fairtrade Gran Reserva Malbec is produced by the La Rioja wine co-operative situated the Velazco mountain region in the Argentinian Andes. The wine project is supported by the Co-operative, who as you may know, was Britain’s first major retailer to support the Fairtrade Foundation back in 1994.
The wine is made with organically grown grapes and it really hit the spot for me – although it would have to be a pretty rotten Malbec for me not to like it. It’s full bodied but mellow and incredibly smooth to drink. Ohh, check me out talking wine. There’s warmth there too, possibly a little spice that makes it perfect for a winter’s evening.
*Swigs a bit more out of the bottle just to check* yes, sweet with a little spice.
It was around the £6 mark and joy or all joys it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Incidentally, despite having the best range of Fairtrade products, including wines the Co-op are also excellent at labelling their wine clearly as vegetarian and vegan suitable.