We’ve decided to hang out in Argentina this Saturday for a tasting that is all about being fun and fresh—Ruca Malen seemed like the perfect choice to ensure absolute satisfaction.
Derived from a native legend of the Mapuche tribe, the name Ruca Malen, meaning “the house of the young girl,” summons up imagery of enchantment and majesty. The ancient tale tells of a young woman who looked to the heavens and, with a brilliant stroke of lightning, fell in love with a handsome god. Way up North, by the speck of sky from which the lightening came, He took the woman and stayed with her. When the time had come for the god to depart, He made her a home, Ruca Malen, and a magical nectar that, when consumed, would conjure the same lightning bolt crash of love she had felt when her eyes first met his. You want to take a sip of these wines now, don’t you?
Well, we can help with that. The Ruca Malen Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec are here for you to sip on, and possibly even develop a small crush. Cultivated and created by a team of veteran wine craftsmen, Ruca Malen’s outstanding collection exemplifies a sense of place–each wine beautifully expressing the nature and true identity of its varietal. Here it is understood that great wines are made in the vineyard, and the team is devoted to nurturing and understanding the land of Mendoza and its diverse terroir; it is no coincidence that the importance of elegance, approachability, and a food-friendly character shine through in all that Ruca Malen produces.
Let’s start with our white. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this light-bodied delight enjoys a party and is perfect for any gathering where good wine is welcome. Ruca Malen Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant, fresh, and crisp. Lovely aromatics of lime, grapefruit, and garden herbs tickle your nose and follow through to your palate, where you are met with zippy, bright acidity and a refreshing finish. Wonderful as an aperitif, but if you want to share this wine with food, offer it seafood, chicken, or light salads.
Our red is also no stranger to the appreciation of good times. This 100% Malbec is chock-full of personality and flavor: a bright shade of ruby red with a bountiful bouquet of cherries and strawberries; a whiff of spice; juicy freshness on the palate with enticing notes of ripe, red berries; a silky finish—what’s not to like? The Ruca Malen Malbec is all about versatility, and it does a fantastic job of being an all-around pleasurable wine. Great on its own, but no stranger to the likes of grilled meats, pasta with tomato-based sauces, creamy risottos, and classic empanadas–try this fun-loving red with almost any meal or occasion.
Welcome these lively, highly quaffable South American crowd-pleasers with us; we will all enjoy your company.