There are as many different styles of empanadas as there are cattle in the Pampas. These are in the style of Cuyo, the foothills of the Andes. Cuyo is most famous for the Malbec from vineyards that reach up into the mountains.
Malbec is a very versatile wine, medium bodied, with good acid and restrained tannins – the marks of a food loving wine. Malbec is great for parties because it drinks well as an apéritif, and it pairs well with food. These empanadas, with a spread of appetizers – Picada (charcuterie), bread & chimichurri, Provoleta, Panchos – would make Lionel Messi proud.