3/03/2009

Wine Whore Review: 'The Wait'

Posted by The Wine Whore |




The linkage between time and human emotion is fundamental to the bond between winemakers and their grapes. Like a mother caring for her child, they wait, watch, and hope as their fruit mature. They shield the delicate growths from the harmful elements threatening to destroy their yield. Over time, their patience, hope and dedication pay off and they are finally rewarded for the labor of their love. Time has combined with their emotion to create magnificent wine. This wine is the product of �The Wait�.

Inspired by this journey, 'The Wait' collection of wines uses its intriguing, deep, dark side to reflect the difficulty, tragedy, and beauty of life. They tell the story of the wait while showing us that good things come to those who never loose hope.

�Sin el tiempo, esa invencion de Satanas, el mundo perderia la angustia de la espera y el consuelo de la esperanza.
(Antonio Machado)

Without time, Satan's invention, the world would lose its sorrow of wait and its hope of wait.�





�The Wait� begins its journey by selecting grapes from Mendoza, the center of Argentina�s wine industry. Located in the mid-west of Argentina at the feet of the Andes, Mendoza�s climate and terrier make it an excellent cradle for wine. Without any humidity in the air, Argentine vineyards are mostly free of fungal diseases which almost eliminate the need to spray preventive chemicals. Watered solely by the rivers of the Andes Mountains, this region experiences intense sunlight 320 days per year on average and rainfall that rarely exceeds 8 to 10 inches per year. Such harsh environmental conditions stress the vines causing them to respond with ultra-ripe grapes which are harvested through February and early April.

As the largest wine producer in South America and the 5th largest in the world, Argentina�s signature grape is Malbec. This thin-skinned, inky dark colored grape with robust tannins was originally brought to the region by the French as Auxerrois. Including their two wines made from Malbec, �The Wait� produces a total of four different varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec Rose, and Torrontes. All of which sell for about $10.99 to $12.99 per 750ml bottle.

As a huge Malbec fan, I am elated to taste and review the Malbec Rose made from 100% Malbec. Stay tuned for the Wine Whore Review of this and the other wines made by �The Wait�.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me correcting the translation of Antonio Machado,

"...the anguish of the wait and the comfort of hope."

Anonymous said...

Very nice article. Good brand name.

Daryle said...

I am intrigued. I like your blog . . . concept and execution, but really I'm visiting for good wine counsel, and in the end that will be all that counts.

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