Graffigna, Reserve Malbec 2019

(2021) A Malbec from the Uco Valley of Mendoza in Argentina, this is a big, dark and plummy wine with some spicy fruit cake character and a hint of chocolate. That, says its producers, makes it a perfect candidate as a mulled wine base. On offer at £7.00 at time of review. Watch the video for more information.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 1 orange peel and juice
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bottle of Graffigna Genuine Collection Malbec
  • dash of brandy (optional)

How to make:

  1. All ingredients into a pan and heat on a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes, letting the spices and wine infuse.
  3. hen ready to serve, warm through, but don’t let it boil. Ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses and add a dash of sloe gin or brandy to each cup.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, star anise and orange slice.

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