Trapiche Malbec. Not so good. Not bad, but not so good. I’m working my way through a billion cheap wines for the January columns. I don’t mind the wine, but this wasn’t the best pairing. I think a jammy Australian Shiraz would work better.
This pairing stuff is hard. But don’t fuss over it.
The key to the stew is a modified osso bucco. White wine and marjoram make the most difference. Go from there, and experiment yourself.
FWIW I’d drink any malbec any time. Great nose but kinda faded in the glass: the problem with cheap wine is the staying power.