20 Apr Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Trivento 2020 Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
When Malbec Day falls on Sunday, April 17 and Earth Day falls on April 22, the perfect wine to open during the week in between these two dates is a Malbec made by a producer who is environmentally and social conscientious. That is why the Trivento 2020 Reserve Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina is the Please The Palate wine of the week.
When we think about Malbec, we think about Argentina. It is in Mendoza that Malbec found a climate and soil that delivers its best expression. And Bodega Trivento, which means “three winds” in Spanish, is the world’s best-selling Malbec producer. Founded in 1996, Bodega Trivento pays attention to detail. The vineyards and winery are as important as their approach to innovation and sustainability. They are committed to giving back to nature and this is reflected in each bottle they produce with their alliances with the Global Reporting Initiative, GRI, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD.
In 2021, Bodega Trivento obtained B Corp Certification after years of work designing and implementing rigorous standards for sustainability among its vineyards, cellars, workforce, and community. They established an Integrity Program that holds all employees in the supply chain accountable. They focus on the development of their employees, as well as the community around them. Trivento takes care of the soil by producing organic and inorganic nutrients from waste obtained during the manufacturing process and they are working on reducing their water usage. And in 2019, with the concern of reducing their carbon footprint, they installed a photovoltaic power plant, which allows them to substitute 10% of the energy consumption of their winery located in Maipu with clean energy.
The 2020 Trivento Reserve Malbec is a mix of fruit sourced from both new and old vines from two sub-regions in Mendoza. The fruit from Luján de Cuyo to the north gives the wine grace and tannic structure. The fruit from Valle de Uco to the south gives the wine bright acidity. The wine has pretty aromas of blackberry, currant, plum, and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is smooth with soft tannins and a burst of acidity on the finish. Best of all, the 2020 Trivento Reserve Malbec costs only $11 per bottle (you might even find if for less)! This is such a great value wine, perfect to drink every day. Pair it with a steak or a burger.