Each wine region in the world has its founding pairing. In Patagonia, this food and wine agreement is between Malbec and lamb.
Patagonia lamb has an intense flavor and its meat is really heavy. This is why, it should be enjoyed with a red wine of vivid tannins, good acidity and deep aromas; a description that perfectly suits Malbecs of the Patagonia region.
The cold climate and short summers make Malbec more rustic and vigorous when young, but after two years in the bottle it confirms its elegance without detracting its force.
2009 Saurus Patagonia Select Malbec. The Schroeder family creates this exponent with a deep mouthfeel in which its fruity aromas with elegant oaky hints are emphasized. The mouth is round, juicy and of a long finish. The perfect partner to braised lamb.
2009 Bodega del Fin del Mundo Malbec. Made in San Patricio de Chañar, it is a varietal of achieved expression and jovial. In it, fruit predominates. Smooth yet intense. Obvious tannins. It is the perfect match for lamb ravioli.
2009 Malma Reserva Malbec. It is NQN’s forte. Powerful, it stands out for its aromatic fruity expression and a mouth of marked tannins. Vigorous. It works well with cordero a la llama (lamb roasted on an iron structure over flames)
Source: Argentine Wines