One of the year’s most highly anticipated weekends is finally around the corner. The Halloween Bank Holiday, which for many, marks the unofficial start of the party season.
With the date’s spooky aura in mind, we have chosen a wine that has very comfortably and beautifully embraced its darkness.
Aruma is a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Its name comes from the tongue spoken by the Quechua people, indigenous to this region and other parts of South America. In their language, Aruma means night, and the word was chosen to reference the deep darkness of the Andean twilight and well as that of the wine itself.
The fruit character, dominating in this unoaked red, is intense and vibrant. Blackberries, ripe plums and cherries combine with a mellow hint of cocoa.
Its tannins are moderate and smooth, it feels fresh and balanced with a very pleasant finish.
The wine is made by Bodegas Caro, and it’s the happy result of a collaboration between two prestigious names: the very prestigious Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite from France and the Catena family, one of Argentina’s most respected names in wine.
Aruma is available at O’Briens Wine at €14.95 (on offer from €18.45).
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.