Condor Andino comes from Andean Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina's largest wine region. Situated in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range - many vineyards are planted at 1,000 metres or higher - Mendoza produces 70% of the country's wine. Malbec loves the soaring daytime temperatures - 104°F isn't unusual - and at night the cool mountain air helps develop delicious aromas and fine acidity. Condor Andino's Aussie winemaker Stephen McEwen came to Argentina years ago, fell in love with the country and with Viviana, now his wife, and stayed. His barrel aged Reserve Malbec has ripe black fruit and toasty vanilla character with smooth tannins. It goes beautifully with grilled red meats and hearty pasta in spicy tomato sauce.