Your MALBEC Wine List for 2019, Sydney!

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Hey Sydney! Are you ready to MALBEC? Here is a teaser for what will be on tasting.

There is more to come!

ARGENTINA

Aluvión Vineyards
Aluvión Malbec Reserva ‘Cooper’s Pick’ Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2011 – 45
Aluvión Malbec Reserva Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2012 – 45
Aluvión Malbec Reserva ‘The Emmeline’ Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2013 – 40
Aluvión Malbec Rosé Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2017 – 25

Jed Wines
Alma Negra Sparkling Rosé (Malbec/Pinot), NV – 35
Luigi Bosca ‘La Linda’ Rosé (Malbec), 2017 – 20
Alpamanta ‘Natal’ Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2017 – 30
Alpamanta ‘Estate’ Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2012 – 55
Luigi Bosca ‘La Linda’ Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2017 – 20
Luigi Bosca ‘DOC’ Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
Jed Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2017 – 25
Jed Limited Release Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2015 – 35
Padrillos Malbec (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 30
Alma Negra Tinto Malbec Blend (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
La Celia ‘Elite’ Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
Ji Ji Ji Malbec/Pinot CO2, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza – 20
Esperando a los Barbaros, Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza – 35
SuperUco – Calcerio ‘Coluvio’ Malbec, Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 60
SuperUco – Calcerio ‘Rio’ Malbec, Los Chacayas, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 60
SuperUco – Calcerio ‘Granito’ Malbec, Tupungato, Uco Valley Mendoza, 2016 – 60
Colome ‘Estate’ Malbec, Salta, 2015 – 45
Colome ‘Autentico’ Malbec, Salta, 2017 – 75
Colome ‘Altura Maxima’ Malbec, Salta, 2014 – 195
Colome Lot Especial Bonarda, Salta, 2017 – 50

RedWaxWines
Buena Mierda Rosé, 2018 – 15
Buena Mierda Malbec, 2018 – 15
Gauchezco Malbec, 2017 – 15
Las Perdices Malbec, 2017 – 15
Mairena Malbec, 2017 – 22.50
Carinae Cuvée Brigitte Malbec Blend, 2013 – 22.50

Roseview Imports
Marcello Pelleriti Reserve Malbec, 2014 – 33
Pelleriti Sol fa Sol Malbec, 2014 – 25
Felipe Staiti Euforia, 2014 – 39.90
Felipe Staiti Vertigo, 2012 – 82.90
Abremundos Octava Bassa, 2014 – 47.00
Lindaflor Malbec, 2011 – 84.90
Petite Fluer Malbec, 2014 – 44.90
Petite Fluer Malbec Blend, 2014 – 44.90
Festivo Malbec, 2016 – 23.70
La Linda Brut Malbec, NV – 28.80
Old Vines Malbec, 2014 – 26.90
Luigi Bosca Malbec DOC, 2014 – 46.90
Los Miradores Malbec, 2014 – 44.90
Luigi Bosca Malbec, 2014 – 33.90
Pelleriti Selection Malbec Blend, 2011 – 80.90
Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot, 2015 – 46.90
Luigi Bosca Pinot, 2015 – 33.90

Senses At
Rendez-Vous Malbec, 2017 – 24.50
Hey Rosé! by Matias Riccitelli, 2017 – 35.50
Hey Malbec! by Matias Riccitelli, 2017 – 36.50
Matias Riccitelli ‘Uco’ Malbec, 2016 – 47.50
Tinto de la Casa by Matias Riccitelli, 2017 – 54.50

Terrazas de los Andes
Reserva Malbec 2016, – 25
Reserva Malbec (Magnum), 2014 – 50
Single Vineyards ‘Las Compuertas’, 2014 – 60

The Wine Providore
Lagarde Malbec DOC, 2015 – 65
Rio Mendoza Malbec 2017 – 24
Ramanegra Malbec, 2017 – 20
Casarena Estate Malbec, 2016 – 40
Casarena Reserve Malbec, 2016 – 50

The Wine Traveller
Acordeón Malbec, Mendoza, 2015 – 33.99

Vinomofo
Mi Terruño ‘Uvas’ Malbec, Mendoza, 2017 – 18
Viñalba Gran Reservado Malbec, Mendoza, 2015 – 30
Trapiche Iscay Malbec/Cabernet Franc, Mendoza, 2012 – 75
Chalmers Arturo Malbec, Heathcote, 2016 – 26
Hither & Yon Malbec, McLaren Vale, 2017 – 32
Ferngrove Orchid King Malbec, Great Southern, 2016 – 32

Zuccardi
Zuccardi Jose Zuccardi Malbec, 2013 – 90
Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco, 2012 – 139
Zuccardi Aluvional Altamira, 2012 – 99
Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo, 2015 – 39
Zuccardi Q Malbec, 2016 – 27
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec, 2017 – 19
Santa Julia Malbec, 2018 – 10
Santa Julia Malbec Reserve, 2017 – 15
Santa Julia Malbec del Mercado, 2017 – 18
Santa Julia Tintillo, 2018 – 15
Santa Julia Organica Malbec, 2018 – 15
Macho Gaucho Malbec, 2017 – 17

AUSTRALIA

Bleasdale Vineyards
Bleasdale 2nd Innings Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 20
Bleasdale Generations Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2017 – 35
Bleasdale Islander Estate Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Mulliana Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Riparian Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35

Cullen
Mangan Vineyard ‘Red Moon’, Margaret River, 2017 – 30
Mangan Vineyard ‘East Block’, Margaret River, 2017 – 45
Flower Day Malbec, Margaret River, 2016 – 195
PF Malbec, Margaret River, 2017 – 39

Jones Winery & Vineyard
Malbec Rutherglen, 2016 – 35
Correll Rutherglen, NV – 38

Redbank Winery
Sally’s Hill Malbec, 2017 – 35
Sally’s Paddock, 2014 – 95

Taylor Made
Malbec, Clare Valley, 2017 – 25
BDX, Clare Valley, 2015 – 25

Your MALBEC Wine List for 2019, Melbourne!

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Hey Melbourne! Are you ready to MALBEC? Here is a teaser for what will be on tasting.

There is more to come!

ARGENTINA

Aluvión Vineyards
Aluvión Malbec Reserva ‘Cooper’s Pick’ Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2011 – 45
Aluvión Malbec Reserva Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2012 – 45
Aluvión Malbec Reserva ‘The Emmeline’ Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2013 – 40
Aluvión Malbec Rosé Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2017 – 25

Jed Wines 
Alma Negra Sparkling Rose (Malbec/Pinot), NV – 35
Luigi Bosca “La Linda” Rose (Malbec), 2017 $20
Alpamanta “Natal” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza 2017 – 30
Alpamanta “Estate” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza 2012 – 55
Jed Malbec Mendoza, Uco Valley, 2017 – 25
Jed Limited Release Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2015 – 35
Padrillos Malbec (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 30
Alma Negra Tinto Malbec blend (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
La Celia “Elite” Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
Colome ‘Estate’ Malbec, Salta, 2015 – 45
Colome ‘Autentico’ Malbec, Salta, 2017 – 75
Colome ‘Altura Maxima’ Malbec, Salta, 2014 – 195
Colome Lot Especial Bonarda, Salta, 2017 – 50
Colome Lot Especial Tannat, Salta, 2015 – 50

RedWaxWines 
Buena Mierda Rosé, 2018 – 15
Buena Mierda Malbec, 2018 – 15
Gauchezco Malbec, 2017 – 15
Las Perdices Malbec, 2017 – 15
Mairena Malbec, 2017 – 22.50
Carinae Cuvée Brigitte Malbec Blend, 2013 – 22.50

Roseview Imports
Marcello Pelleriti Reserve Malbec 2014 – 33
Pelleriti Sol fa Sol Malbec 2014 – 25
Felipe Staiti Euforia 2014 – 39.90
Felipe Staiti Vertigo 2012 – 82.90
Abremundos Octava Bassa 2014 – 47.00
Lindaflor Malbec 2011 – 84.90
Petite Fluer Malbec 2014 – 44.90
Petite Fluer Malbec Blend 2014 – 44.90
Festivo Malbec 2016 – 23.70
La Linda Brut Malbec NV – 28.80
Old Vines Malbec 2014 – 26.90
Luigi Bosca Malbec DOC 2014 – 46.90
Los Miradores Malbec 2014 – 44.90
Luigi Bosca Malbec 2014 – 33.90
Pelleriti Selection Malbec Blend 2011 – 80.90
Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot 2015 – 46.90
Luigi Bosca Pinot 2015 – 33.90

Senses At
Rendez-Vous Malbec 2017 – 24.50
Hey Rosé! by Matias Riccitelli 2017 – 35.50
Hey Malbec! by Matias Riccitelli 2017 0- 36.50
Matias Riccitelli ‘Uco’ Malbec 2016 – 47.50
Tinto de la Casa by Matias Riccitelli 2017 – 54.50

Terrazas de los Andes
Reserva Malbec, 2016, – 25
Reserva Malbec (Magnum), 2014 – 50
Single Vineyard ‘Las Compuertas’, 2014 – 60

Vinomofo
Mi Terruño ‘Uvas’ Malbec, Mendoza, 2017 – 18
Viñalba Gran Reservado Malbec, Mendoza, 2015 – 30
Trapiche Iscay Malbec/Cabernet Franc, Mendoza, 2012 – 75
Chalmers Arturo Malbec, Heathcote, 2016 – 26
Hither & Yon Malbec, McLaren Vale, 2017 – 32
Ferngrove Orchid King Malbec, Great Southern, 2016 – 32

Zuccardi
Zuccardi Jose Zuccardi Malbec, 2013 – 90
Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco, 2012 – 139
Zuccardi Aluvional Altamira, 2012 – 99
Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo, 2015 – 39
Zuccardi Q Malbec, 2016 – 27
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec, 2017 – 19
Santa Julia Malbec, 2018 – 10
Santa Julia Malbec Reserve, 2017 – 15
Santa Julia Malbec del Mercado, 2017 – 18
Santa Julia Tintillo, 2018 – 15
Santa Julia Organica Malbec, 2018 – 15
Macho Gaucho Malbec, 2017/18 – 17

AUSTRALIA

Bleasdale Vineyards
Bleasdale 2nd Innings Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 20
Bleasdale Generations Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2017 – 35
Bleasdale Islander Estate Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Mulliana Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Riparian Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35

Campbells Wines 
Malbec Limited Release, 2016 – 28
Malbec, 2012 – 37

DiscoverVin
Château Haut-Monplaisir Prestige Cahors, 2012 – 39

Jones Winery & Vineyard
Malbec Rutherglen, 2016 – 35
Correll Rutherglen, NV – 38

La La Land 
Malbec 2017 – 18

Redbank Winery
Sally’s Hill Malbec, 2017 – 35
Sally’s Paddock, 2014 – 95

ReWine
Yearling Malbec, 2018
Natural Rosé, 2018 – 20

Taylor Made
Malbec, Clare Valley, 2017 – 25
BDX, Clare Valley, 2015 – 25

Your WINE LIST for 2019, Brisbane!

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Brisbane! Your first ever wine list for Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day is here! Please note there are many wines still to be added… this is just a teaser. Watch this space!

ARGENTINA

Jed Wines
Alma Negra Sparkling Rose (Malbec/Pinot), NV – 35
Luigi Bosca ‘La Linda’ Rose (Malbec), 2017 – 20
Alpamanta ‘Natal’ Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2017 – 30
Alpamanta ‘Estate” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2012 – 55
Jed Malbec Mendoza, Uco Valley, 2017 – 25
Jed Limited Release Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2015 – 35
Padrillos Malbec (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 30
Alma Negra Tinto Malbec blend (by Ernesto Catena), Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
La Celia “Elite” Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2016 – 40
Colome ‘Estate’ Malbec, Salta, 2015 – 45
Colome ‘Autentico’ Malbec, Salta, 2017 – 75
Colome ‘Altura Maxima’ Malbec, Salta, 2014 – 195
Colome Lot Especial Bonarda, Salta, 2017 – 50
Colome Lot Especial Tannat, Salta, 2015 – 50

Roseview Imports
Marcello Pelleriti Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 33
Lindaflor Malbec, Mendoza, 2011 – 84.90
Old Vines Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 26.90
Luigi Bosca Grand Pinot, Mendoza, 2015 – 46.90
Pelleriti Sol fa Sol Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 25
Petite Fluer Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 44.90
Luigi Bosca Malbec DOC, Mendoza, 2014 – 46.90
Luigi Bosca Pinot, Mendoza, 2015 – 33.90
Felipe Staiti Euforia, Mendoza, 2014 – 39.90
Petite Fluer Malbec Blend, Mendoza, 2014 – 44.90
Los Miradores Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 44.90
Felipe Staiti Vertigo, Mendoza, 2012, – 82.90
Festivo Malbec, Mendoza, 2016 – 23.70
Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza, 2014 – 33.90
Abremundos Octava Bassa, Mendoza, 2014 – 47
La Linda Brut Malbec, Mendoza, NV – 28.90
Pelleriti Selection Malbec Blend, Mendoza, 2011 – 80.90

Terrazas de los Andes
Reserva Malbec, 2016 – 25
Reserva Malbec (Magnum), 2014 – 50
Single Vineyard ‘Las Compuertas’, 2014 – 60

Vinomofo
Mi Terruño ‘Uvas’ Malbec, 2017 – 24
Viñalba Gran Reservado Malbec, 2015 – 50
Trapiche Iscay Malbec/Cabernet Franc, 2012 – 120
Chalmers Arturo Malbec, 2016 – 26
Hither & Yon Malbec, 2017 – 32
Ferngrove Orchid King Malbec, 2016 – 32

Zuccardi
Zuccardi Jose Zuccardi Malbec, 2013 – 90
Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco, 2012 – 139
Zuccardi Aluvional Altamira, 2012 – 99
Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo, 2015 – 39
Zuccardi Q Malbec, 2016 – 27
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec, 2017 – 19
Santa Julia Malbec, 2018 – 10
Santa Julia Malbec Reserve, 2017 – 15
Santa Julia Malbec del Mercado, 2017 – 18
Santa Julia Tintillo, 2018 – 15
Santa Julia Organica Malbec, 2018 – 15
Macho Gaucho Malbec, 2017/18 – 17

AUSTRALIA

Bleasdale Vineyards
Bleasdale 2nd Innings Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 20
Bleasdale Generations Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2017 – 35
Bleasdale Islander Estate Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Mulliana Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35
Bleasdale Riparian Single Vineyard Malbec, Langhorne Creek, 2016 – 35

Jones Winery & Vineyard
Malbec, Rutherglen, 2016 – 35
Correll, Rutherglen, NV – 38

Taylor Made Wines
Malbec, Clare Valley, 2017 – 25
BDX, Clare Valley, 2015 – 25

Your MALBEC MENU, Melbourne!

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In 2019, Melbourne’s top chefs will again be battling it out to win the GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy. There are two categories: the Professionals, as voted by a team of Melbourne’s food critics, and the People’s Choice, as voted by you. Last year’s trophies were taken out by Little Latin Lucy and Lechona Bros. Who will be victorious this year?

That’s for you to decide. Here’s what you’ll have to choose from.

Little Latin Lucy

Smoked duck, caramelised onion and malbec grape empanada
Chipotle black bean, cheddar and mozzarella empanada with tomatillo salsa  

Burn City Smokers

Mac n cheese empanada
Smoked mushroom empanada
Chilli beef brisket empanada 
 

Asado and San Telmo

Beef Empanada $5
Vegetarian Empanada $5 
Lomito – Beef steak sandwich, tomato, cos lettuce, horseradish mayo $8
Choripan  Rodriguez brothers chorizo roll, chimichurri, salsa criolla $7
Alfajor – Shortbread cookie filled with dulce de leche rolled in coconut $3 

Citrico

Empanada Carne – Beef, black olives, raisins, egg $6
Empanada Cerdo – Pork Shoulder braised in orange $6
Pastel de Choclo – Corn and a eggplant terrine, humita sauce, provolone cheese, chickpea shoots $6 

Lechona Bros

Empanada de Salmón – Fresh Salmon, cream cheese, capers and dill with squid ink pastry
Empanada de morcilla – Black pudding, p
istachio, dried fruit and salsa criolla 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018

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Every year, we ask you to vote for your favourite wine of the day in the People’s Choice competition. As both Melbourne and Sydney’s events were the largest we’ve seen in Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day’s history, there were a lot of votes, and competition was tougher than ever before.

We tallied results from each city as well as the overall result. Huge congratulations to Terrazas de los Andes, who won in both Melbourne and Sydney (and overall), and Jed who narrowly came in second place.

Thanks for voting!

SYDNEY

1) Terrazas de los Andes
2) Yarra Yering
3) Bleasdale
4) Jed Wines
5) Sally’s Paddock

MELBOURNE

1) Terrazas de los Andes
2) Jed Wines
3) RedWax Wines
4) Roseview Imports
5) UnTapped Fine Wines

NATIONAL

1. Terrazas de los Andes
2. Jed Wines
3. Yarra Yering
4. RedWax Wines
5. Bleasdale

Your MALBEC menu, Sydney!

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You’re here for the Malbec but that doesn’t mean you’re not here for the food. Presenting your Malbec Day 2018 menu, Sydney!

PORTENO

Grilled Chicken Sandwich $12
Cider braised Pork Chorizo with white bean and parsley $10

4MATES EMPANADAS

Empanadas – $6ea, $10 for two
Beef
Chicken
Ham & cheese
Spinach & cheese
Caprese empanda
Onion & cheese
Sweet corn ‘La Martita’

Calzone with mozzarella, tomato, roasted capsicum, olives $23

LA BASTIDE

Saucisson and cheese cones
Foie Gras
Terrine

ALFAMORES

Alfajores (Traditional, Cacao, Australis, Black Sesame, Espresso, Yerba Mate, Chai, Alfajor de Campo, Snow Alfajor) small $3, regular $4, XL $6
Dulce de leche $12
Black sesame crispbread $5
Wafer biscuits $2

Your 2018 Malbec List, Sydney!

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The speed at which tickets for 2018’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day sold out are proof that you are THIRSTY for Malbec, Sydney. So, without further ado, here’s what you’ll be drinking on the day.

On this list are wines from all over Australia, France and, of course, Argentina. And as your ticket gets you unlimited tastings, this is a great opportunity to really get to know this delicious grape.

Enjoy!

Taylors Wine (Clare Valley)

Taylor Made Clare Valley Malbec, 2016 $25

Terrazas de los Andes (Mendoza)

Terrazas Reserva Malbec, 2016 $30
Terrazas Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec, 2011 $60

Jones Winery & Vineyard (Rutherglen)

Jones Winery & Vineyard Malbec, 2016 $35
Jones Winery Rose, 2016 $22
CORRELL, $38

RedWax Wines (Importers, Argentina)

Viña Las Perdices Malbec Rose, 2015 $20
Barricas del Plata Malbec, 2016 $20
Viña Las Perdices Malbec, 2015 $18
Gauchezco Malbec, 2016 $20
Mairena Malbec, 2016 $25
CarinaE Prestige Malbec Blend, 2008 $50

The Wine Providore (Argentina)

Rio Mendoza Malbec, 2016 $22
Atlas Cumbres Malbec, 2015 $22
Lagarde Rose, 2017 $27.5
Lagarde Malbec, 2016 $27.5
Rio Mendoza Estate Malbec, 2016 $27.5

Artisan Malbec (Argentina)

Marcelo Pelleriti Reserve Malbec, 2014 $33
Petit Fluer Malbec, 2014 $42
Sol fa Sol Malbec, 2014 $25
Abremundos Octavia Bassa Malbec, 2014 $47
La Linda Sparkling Malbec, 2015 $28
Luigi Bosca Old Vines Malbec, 2014 $26
Luigi Bosca Los Miradores Malbec, 2014 $38
Bressia Monteagrelo Malbec, 2014 $47
Bressia Profundo Blend, 2012 $62
Mythic Vineyard Malbec, 2013 $39
Mythic Mountain Rose Malbec, 2016 $25
Sylvestra Unoaked Malbec, 2016 $35
Serie Terra Malbec, 2015 $24
Serie Terra Chardonnay, 2016 $23

Captains of Trade (Mendoza Argentina)

Tomero Malbec, 2016 $29
Catalpa Malbec, 2015 $40
Andes Reserve Malbec, 2010 $45
Arido Malbec, 2016 $26
Arturo Malbec, 2013 $30

Yarra Yering (Yarra Valley)

Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec, 2016 $105
Yarra Yering Malbec, 2016 $105

Untapped Fine Wines (Argentina)

Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza, 2016 $70
Achaval Ferrer Quimera Blend, 2011 $145
Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec, 2011 $360
Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Malbec, 2011 $360
Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec, 2011 $360
El Porvenir Amauta III Reflexión Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 $60
El Porvenir Laborum Single Vineyard Malbec, 2007 $97
El Porvenir Icono Red Blend, 2006 $145
Enrique Foster Malbec Rosé, 2017 $28
Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec, 2013 $70
Enrique Foster Ediction Limitada Malbec, 2007 $125
Enrique Foster Firmado Malbec, 2008 $250
Mendel Finca Remota Malbec, 2009 $290
Mi Terruńo Uvas Malbec, 2016 $24
Mi Terruńo Expresión Malbec, 2014 $32
Mi Terruńo Reserva Malbec, 2014 $41
Mi Terruńo Limited Reserva Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 $56
Mi Terruńo Mayacaba Malbec, 2010 $110
Fournier Alfa Crux Blend, 2005 $125
Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec, 2007 $153
Renacer Malbec, 2009 $220

Bleasdale Vineyards (Langhorne Creek)

2nd Innings Malbec, 2016 $20
Generations Malbec, 2015 $35
Islander Malbec, 2016 $35
Mullianna, 2016 $35
Riparian Malbec, 2016 $35

Cullen Wines (Margaret River)

Mangan Vineyard Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot, 2016 $35
Mangan Vineyard East Block Red, 2016 $45

Jed Wines

Alma Negra “Brut Nature” (Rose), Uco Valley, Mendoza, ARG $20
Luigi Bosca “La Linda” Malbec Rose, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $20
Noemia “A Lisa” Malbec, Rio Negro, Patagonia, ARG (550m) 2016 $55
Noemia “J Alberto” Malbec, Rio Negro, Patagonia, ARG (550m) 2016 $99
Luigi Bosca “La Linda” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo & Maipu, Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $20
Luigi Bosca “La Linda – Old Vine” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo & Maipu, Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $27
Alpamanta “Natal” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Urgarteche), Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $28
La Posta “Paulucci” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Urgarteche), Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $30
Escoirhuela “Candela” Malbec Blend, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $23
Jed Malbec, Uco Valley (La Consulta), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2015 $25
Jed “Limited Release” Malbec, Uco Valley (La Consulta), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2014 $35
Mil Piedras Malbec, Uco Valley (Vista Flores), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2016 $25
Ernesto Catena “Padrillos” Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2015 $26
SuperUco Calcereo “Culvio”, Uco Valley (Altamira), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2015 $60
SuperUco Calcereo “Rio de Chacayes”, Uco Valley (Chacayes), Mendoza, ARG (1300m) 2015 $60
SuperUco Calcereo “Granito”, Uco Valley (Gualtallary), Mendoza, ARG (1400m) 2015 $60
Ji Ji Ji Malbec/ Pinot Noir (Carbonic), Uco Valley (Tupungato), Mendoza, ARG  (1400m) 2017 $30
Esperando A Los Barbaros Malbec, Uco Valley (Tupungato), Mendoza, ARG  (1400m) 2017 $30
Colome “Estate” Malbec, Cafayate, Salta, ARG (2400m) 2015 $40
Colome “Autentico” Malbec, Cafayate, Salta, ARG (2700m) 2015 $75
Colome “Altura Maxima” Malbec, Cafayate, Salta, ARG (3100m) 2013 $195
Aller Trop Loin Malbec, Bendigo, VIC, AUS, 2016 $28
Marq Malbec, Margaret River. WA, AUS, 2016 $30

Wine Selectors (Various)

Ferngrove Sparkling Malbec, 2012
Ferngrove Black Label Malbec, 2016 $20
Hay Shed Hill Malbec, 2015 $30
Risky Business Malbec, 2015 $25
Tamburlaine Organic Wine Block 14 Malbec, 2015 $25
Swings & Roundabouts Novus Malbec, 2014 $30
Nannup Esate Rolling Hills Malbec, 2016 $35
McGuigan Cellar Select Malbec, 2015 $35
Erin Eyes “Shamrock” Malbec, 2015 $35
Forest Hill Vineyard Estate Malbec, 2014 $30

Zuccardi (Mendoza)

Macho Gaucho Malbec, 2016 $16.99
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec, 2016 $16.99
Zuccardi Q Malbec, 2015 $24.99
Zuccardi Zeta, 2012 $49.99
Zuccardi Concreto Malbec, 2016 $49.99

Sally’s Paddock (Pyrenees)

Sally’s Hill Malbec, 2016 $35
Sally’s Paddock, 2014 $95

Your 2018 Malbec List, Melbourne!

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Melbourne! May we present to you the biggest, longest, most fabulous Malbec list we’ve ever put together for 2018’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day!

On this list are wines from Australia, France and, of course, Argentina – over 90 of them all up. And, as you’ll get to try as many of them on event day as you like, this is your chance to really get to know this delicious grape.

See you at the bar.

Mosaique Wines (AOC Cahors and AOC Coteaux du Quercy)

Clos de Gamot, AOC Cahors, 2008 $50
Domaine Saint Etienne, AOC Coteaux du Quercy, Rouge Barrique 2012 $35
Domaine Saint Etienne, AOC Coteaux du Quercy, Rouge, 2015 $25
Chateau les Croisilles, Croizillon, AOC Cahors, 2016 $30
Chateau les Croisilles, Silice, AOC Cahors, 2015 $40

Terrazas de los Andes (Mendoza)

Terrazas Reserva Malbec, 2016 $30
Terrazas Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec, 2011 $60

Campbells Wines (Rutherglen)

Malbec Limited Release, 2015 $28
Malbec Limited Release, 2012 $35
Malbec Limited Release, 2009 $39

Jones Winery & Vineyard (Rutherglen)

Jones Winery & Vineyard Malbec, 2016 $35
Jones Winery Rose, 2016 $22
CORRELL, $38

RedWax Wines (Importers, Argentina)

Viña Las Perdices Malbec Rose, 2015 $20
Barricas del Plata Malbec, 2016 $20
Viña Las Perdices Malbec, 2015 $18
Gauchezco Malbec, 2016 $20
Mairena Malbec, 2016 $25
CarinaE Prestige Malbec Blend, 2008 $50

The Wine Providore (Argentina)

Rio Mendoza Malbec, 2016 $22
Atlas Cumbres Malbec, 2015 $22
Lagarde Rose, 2017 $27.5
Lagarde Malbec, 2016 $27.5
Rio Mendoza Estate Malbec, 2016 $27.5

Roseview Imports (Argentina)

Marcelo Pelleriti Reserve Malbec, 2014 $33
Petit Fleur Malbec, 2014 $42
Sol fa Sol Malbec, 2014 $25
Abremundos Octavia Bassa Malbec, 2014 $47
La Linda Sparkling Malbec, 2015 $28
Luigi Bosca Old Vines Malbec, 2014 $26
Luigi Bosca Los Miradores Malbec, 2014 $38

Yarra Yering (Yarra Valley)

Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec, 2016 $105
Yarra Yering Malbec, 2016 $105

Untapped Fine Wines (Argentina)

Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza, 2016 $70
Achaval Ferrer Quimera Blend, 2011 $145
Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec, 2011 $360
Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Malbec, 2011 $360
Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec, 2011 $360
El Porvenir Amauta III Reflexión Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 $60
El Porvenir Laborum Single Vineyard Malbec, 2007 $97
El Porvenir Icono Red Blend, 2006 $145
Enrique Foster Malbec Rosé, 2017 $28
Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec, 2013 $70
Enrique Foster Ediction Limitada Malbec, 2007 $125
Enrique Foster Firmado Malbec, 2008 $250
Mendel Finca Remota Malbec, 2009 $290
Mi Terruńo Uvas Malbec, 2016 $24
Mi Terruńo Expresión Malbec, 2014 $32
Mi Terruńo Reserva Malbec, 2014 $41
Mi Terruńo Limited Reserva Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 $56
Mi Terruńo Mayacaba Malbec, 2010 $110
Fournier Alfa Crux Blend, 2005 $125
Fournier Alfa Crux Malbec, 2007 $153
Renacer Malbec, 2009 $220

Bleasdale Vineyards (Langhorne Creek)

2nd Innings Malbec, 2016 $20
Generations Malbec, 2015 $35
Islander Malbec, 2016 $35
Mullianna, 2016 $35
Riparian Malbec, 2016 $35

ReWine (Swanpool VIC)

Yearling Malbec, 2016 $18
Natural Rose, 2017 $18

Wine Selectors (Various)

Ferngrove Sparkling Malbec, 2012
Ferngrove Black Label Malbec, 2016 $20
Hay Shed Hill Malbec, 2015 $30Risky Business Malbec, 2015 $25
Tamburlaine Organic Wine Block 14 Malbec, 2015 $25
Swings & Roundabouts Novus Malbec, 2014 $30
Nannup Esate Rolling Hills Malbec, 2016 $35
McGuigan Cellar Select Malbec, 2015 $35
Erin Eyes “Shamrock” Malbec, 2015 $35
Forest Hill Vineyard Estate Malbec, 2014 $30

Jed Wines

Alma Negra “Brut Nature” (Rose) Uco Valley (Tupungato), Mendoza, ARG $20
Noemia “A Lisa” Malbec, Rio Negro, Patagonia, ARG (550m) 2016 $55
Alpamanta “Natal” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Urgarteche), Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2015 $28
La Posta “Paulucci” Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo (Urgarteche), Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $30
Escoirhuela “Candela” Malbec Blend,  Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, ARG (950m) 2016 $23
Jed Malbec, Uco Valley (La Consulta), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2015 $25
Jed “Limited Release” Malbec, Uco Valley (La Consulta), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2014 $35
Mil Piedras Malbec, Uco Valley (Vista Flores), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2016 $25
SuperUco Calcereo “Culvio”, Uco Valley (Altamira), Mendoza, ARG (1150m) 2015 $60
SuperUco Calcereo “Rio de Chacayes”, Uco Valley (Chacayes), Mendoza, ARG (1300m) 2015 $60
SuperUco Calcereo “Granito”, Uco Valley (Gualtallary), Mendoza, ARG  (1400m) 2015 $60Ji Ji Ji Malbec/ Pinot Noir (Carbonic), Uco Valley (Tupungato), Mendoza, ARG  (1400m) 2017 $30
Esperando A Los Barbaros Malbec, Uco Valley (Tupungato), Mendoza, ARG  (1400m) 2017 $30
Colome “Estate” Malbec, Cafayate, Salta, ARG (2400m) 2015 $40
Colome “Altura Maxima” Malbec, Cafayate, Salta, ARG (3100m) 2013 $195
Aller Trop Loin Malbec, Bendigo, VIC, AUS 2016 $28
Marq Malbec, Margaret River. WA, AUS 2016 $30

Zuccardi (Mendoza)

Macho Gaucho Malbec, 2016 $16.99
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec, 2016 $16.99
Zuccardi Q Malbec, 2015 $24.99
Zuccardi Zeta, 2012 $49.99
Zuccardi Concreto Malbec, 2016 $49.99

 

Rina and Nadim Sawaya: Tango Esencia Studio

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Dominating the dance floor at this year’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day in Melbourne is the lovely Rina and Nadim Sawaya from Tango Esencia Studio. We caught up with them to ask about all things TANGO.

How long have you been dancing for? How did you get into Tango?

We have both been dancing respectively 12, 13 years each. 

We formed a partnership in November 2012 and have been dancing together since, happily married and blessed with a beautiful daughter who is now three-and-a-half years old.

Rina started dancing at age three and trained in different dance genres. One day she came across Argentine Tango, and found that it had all elements she loved across different dance genres condensed in this one dance and decided that this would be her forever dance!

Nadim grew up listening to his father’s old Tango records. He studied music growing up and played cello in some orchestras. One day he decided to take his love of music into the physical realm and he felt comfortable with the choice of Tango as he grew up listening to the music…and the rest is history.

What does Tango mean to you? 

Rina: Dancing is like breathing to me. I love the dedication of training the body as well as the mind, focusing on connecting with my partner.

I also like how it transcends into everyday life, drawing parallels to different aspects of life. It is a lifestyle for me.

Nadim: I enjoy the training aspect of the dance as see similarities with my Kendo (Japanese fencing) martial arts training as well as my training in music. It is a way to become a better version of myself and translates through to many different areas of my life.

Is Tango hard to learn? What is the hardest part?

Rina: As a dancer, I am trained to work with my body and control different movements and expressions.

In Tango, there is another layer of attention on top of the above that is needed, fully connecting to your partner so that your movements become one completed movement by working together. I think this is the perhaps the hardest but most satisfying part of the dance for me.

Nadim: The hardest part for me is the discipline of the art form and applying yourself to it with the correct mind set, the same as anything else that you would want to do well.

Rina & Nadim: For students we recommend finding a good teacher that you can connect well with through their teaching, and who can motivate and inspire you. Then, learning becomes enjoyable and you can have fun through the learning process which will help you through the hard bits. Consistency when attending classes and with the learning process definitely helps too! (We’re big with weekly repetition with the open fundamentals classes as we see this makes a huge difference for the learning process)

What are the different styles of Tango? Which style do you prefer?

Rina & Nadim: There are some modern takes on Tango as well as different genres within Tango such as Tango Vals and Milonga.

We especially love the traditional classic style of Argentine tango which is Salon Tango, the most authentic form of Tango which is danced in the dance halls of Buenos Aires. It is also most accessible to a wide audience which means no age limit – as long as you can walk, you can Tango!

What is your favourite thing about Tango? 

Rina: Getting into the “Tango” mindset of pure concentration on my own movements and connecting with my partner and music.

Nadim: Leaving the daily grind behind and connecting with my partner!

Rina & Nadim: One of our favourite things is seeing our students progress and see them dancing well and enjoying themselves at the Milongas (Tango social nights). We have an amazing Tango community here in Melbourne. It is a privilege to see our students transform and evolve over the years, and also to see how Tango can change their lives both mentally and physically. We see this in all our classes, but also especially in the Tango for Parkinson’s class which Rina holds weekly for those living with Parkinsons. We see almost an immediate change come over the students faces, posture and movements when they start dancing to the music.

Aside from dancing the Tango, what are you most looking forward to at Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day? 

Rina & Nadim: Everything! We’re excited to taste the different Malbec wines and empanadas. 

We were invited to dance  at Malbec Day’s event a few years ago and loved mingling with the crowd and the amazing atmosphere. 

We’re really looking forward to dancing and being involved in the event again this year.

If we wanted to learn the Tango, where do we find you? 

Tango Esencia Studio is located at 327 Swan Street, Richmond. 

We offer a great space to learn Argentine Tango and social dance, where you will feel as though you are in Buenos Aires complete with coffee and media lunas!

Classes are beginner friendly, atmosphere very warm and welcoming.

www.tangoesencia.com.au

Making Malbec in Mendoza with Jed Wines

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When we call Tom Egan, he’s just finished a tasting of about 40 wines. It’s for Jed Merchants – the importing arm of his business, which brings in wine from Argentina, as well as Chile, Spain and the USA.

Jed Merchants is the reason why Egan and his business partners will exhibit around 30 wines at this year’s Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day. But while this fact is awesome and delicious, it’s not the reason we’re calling – we’re calling to ask Egan about the other arm of the business – Jed Wines.

Egan, together with business partners and fellow Aussies Rob Bates-Smith and Blair Poynten, have been making Malbec in Mendoza, Argentina, since 2006. None of them had even been to Argentina before they made their decision to make wine there, but they’d noticed while working in the USA that there were some incredibly good value wines coming out of that region.

“At that point, Malbec wasn’t even on the map in Australia… we just saw the opportunity,” says Egan. “Once we got [to Mendoza], we found that there was a lot of respect for the Australian wine industry in Argentina. It made things easier for us, we were able to talk our way into setting up partnerships over there.”

There are two main grape-growing regions in Mendoza: Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Lujan de Cuyo, which is in the north, is warmer and the soils are richer and more fertile. Uco Valley is much more extreme – higher altitude, less fertile soil, and, in general, a much tougher environment for the vines. But despite the trickier terrain, “Straight away we knew that Uco Valley was a logical place for us to do our project,” says Egan. “We wanted to do something that was really different to what we do in Australia.”

Egan, Bates-Smith and Poynten found a vineyard in the Uco Valley; not to buy – they still don’t own their own vineyard over there – but one they could work with for years, one big enough to guarantee a continuous of supply of fruit, and one with enough variation in the soil that they could build complexity in their wines. Twelve years on, they’re still making their wines from fruit grown on this single site.

The dream was to spend three months every year in Mendoza, but sadly the boys often only find time (due to life, kids, Merchants, etc.) to get there for a few weeks around harvest. Still, their limited time hasn’t stopped them from having some pretty uniquely Argentinean experiences.

“The first one that springs to mind is this time we were processing some fruit for a small batch of wine we were making. We were in this field with the Andes looming over us, we had a little fire going with a sort of make-shift barbecue, and on it we were cooking these awesome short ribs,” says Egan.

“Another one – this is the best one – is we was invited for an asado (Argentinean barbecue) at a friend’s parents’ house, and we were invited for an 11pm start,” says Egan. “There was this amazing progression of all these different cuts of meat, from the sort of tougher, bouncier textured ones all the way through to these softer, longer cooked cuts. We were drinking wine and having this meat, and all of a sudden I realized it was 4am. I looked down the table and the whole family was still there at the table. It’s a very different vibe.”

Egan, Bates-Smith and Poynton have no plans to stop making Malbec in Argentina. They will – one day – build themselves a proper base over there, a place where they can take their families and friends. In the meantime, they’ll keep making their wines, keep experimenting, and keep importing so that we can try them, too.