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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wine Tasting in Mendoza - Tapiz and Melipal

On our first day of wine tasting, we went to two vineyards -  Tapiz and Melipal. At Tapiz, we had a wonderful tour which included a horse-drawn carriage ride through the vineyard.  On the tour, we learned about all the wines of Tapiz, including  the two most well-known types of wine in Argentina - Torrentes and Malbec. The tour was interesting and the wine was great!

Next we headed to an amazing five course tasting lunch (with wine pairings) at Melipal.  It was such a great meal! It was probably the best meal that we had in Mendoza.
Mixed green salad with Granny Smith apples,  arugula, and a lemon cream emulsion

Yogurt marinated chicken, seasoned vegetables and a 'cachoecabra' chili reduction

Melted goat provolone cheese served over smoked red beets, hummus, and prune marmalade 

Filet with grilled vegetables, potatoes and a roasted carrot emulsion

Fresh  cheese and quince jelly cream, burnt spring oranges, and crunchy cereal crumble

I meant to take a picture of the wine but it kept disappearing

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