Twigs Organic Wine’s 2008 releases feature a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot and a Malbec. All are certified Organic by the OIA, an organization which is accredited with the USDA.
Although the Twigs name is new, the family behind the wine is not. The Cecchin family has been farming grapes for 100 years, in the traditional way- with horse tilled fields and without the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
Originally from Italy, the Cecchin family put down roots in the Maipu region of Argentina and in 1959 they founded the wine company Bodega Familia Cecchin.
Twigs 2008 Malbec is 100% certified Organic Malbec from Maipu, Mendoza. The alcohol content is refreshingly light at 13.5%. This is an unoaked, fruit forward wine. Though it is not terribly complex, it is well balanced and quite approachable, and should satisfy a wide range of palates. Retail price is $14.99
Twigs 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% certified Organic Cabernet from Maipu, Meondoza. Once again the alcohol content is 13.5%, the wine is unoaked and fruit forward. This wine has a slightly peppery finish. As with the Malbec it is approachable. Retail is $14.99
Twigs 2008 Merlot is 100% certified Organic Merlot also from Maipu, Argentina. Alcohol is 13.5%, the wine is fruit forward and unoaked. Retail is $14.99
All three wines are almost identical in style. Uncomplicated, fruit forward, light on the alcohol and unoaked. At $14.99 the wine is a decent value. I think if it you can find it for under $10 it would be an exceptional value.
Twigs Wine is distributed by Potluck Wines
*This wine was received as a sample