WINE REVIEW: Trivento 2020 Malbec Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina ($11)
by Andrew Chalk
It is little wonder that Argentinian wines are popular as they continue to be great values while steadily offering more variety and higher quality. This wine is deliciously fruity and great on its own or with red meat.
Appearance: Youthful ruby red;
Nose: Young, fruity;
Palate: Easy drinking, raspberry;
“The team at Trivento—which means “three winds” in Spanish— sources fruit for the Reserve Malbec from a deliberate mix of new and old vines from two renowned sub-regions in Mendoza: Luján de Cuyo to the north and Valle de Uco to the south. The Reserve bottling is an elegant dichotomy, balancing Luján de Cuyo’s grace, tannin structure and old-world style—and over a century of heritage—with the electricity of Valle de Uco, whose vineyards lend bright acidity and a modern vitality to the blend. With the intent of sharing the vibrancy of Mendoza with the world, winemaker Maximiliano “Maxi” Ortiz imbues every step of the winemaking process with a commitment to preserving and showcasing the unique terrain from which Trivento Reserve flourishes.
In 2021, Trivento obtained B Corp Certification, the culmination of years of work designing and implementing rigorous standards for sustainability among its vineyards, cellars, workforce and community—a rarity and triumph for a wine brand operating at this scale. Beyond, the Trivento team is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in the wine industry, employing various technologies to conserve water, mitigate waste, generate green energy and promote sustainability among its team.
With environmental and social conscientiousness at the forefront of every decision made, from grape to glass, Maxi and the rest of the Trivento team weave together quality fruit, responsible winemaking and a dynamic vision for the future to create a wonderfully cohesive, yet complex, Malbec.”