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Mivino Blend of the Month

This Mivino collection offers a 15-bottle “half batch” wine kit format that provides you the opportunity to craft single varietal wines, or to create your very own blend by combining two or more kits for a special craft wine that is uniquely yours. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a wine that suits your taste, and that expresses your creativity. You will be proud to share it with friends and family, or simply sip a glass after a long day.

The Transatlantic

Wine Type: Red
50% Cabernet Sauvignon
50% Malbec
Nose: Black current, blackberry, cigar box, vanilla.
Palate: Medium body with flavours of dark berries, black fruits, tobacco leaves and vanilla with smooth well integrated tannins.
Blending Instructions: Blend prior to fermentation in 30L (7.9 US GAL) Primary Fermenter.
Food Pairings: Braised Prime Rib roast with garlic mash potatoes and mushrooms, grilled Portobello stuffed with blue cheese and balsamic reduction drizzle or any earthy roasted or grilled dishes.

Winemaker Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon- Malbec Blends are very popular in Argentina, with many producers making it every year. Malbec is also a permitted grape variety in the infamous Bordeaux Blend, although it is not commonly used nowadays.

Did you know that both Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are from France? Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Bordeaux region while Malbec is from the Southwest of France where it produces the delicious wine of the Cahors AOP.