ARGENTINA

WINES WITH ALTITUDE

 

Argentina has some of the highest vineyards in the world, many grown at over 3,000 feet above sea level. Interestingly they also have around 25% greater production then their neighbours Chile, but have strong local markets which buy readily most of their production. Argentina has found a new home for the ancient South Western French grape variety ‘Pressac’ which has been renamed ‘Malbec’. Malbec has grown rapidly in popularity to become one of the most fashionable reds of the moment.

THE BRANDS

 

Our Para Dos and Goyenchea Malbec are two superb examples of what Argentinian Malbec is capable of. They are extremely good value and extremely fashionable red wines at the moment. Perhaps even worthy of considering as a fashionable house wine or ‘by the glass’ alternative.

 

Argentinian Torrontes is showing signs of being a rising star in the London wine bars, especially for the younger set. It is a stylish, crisp, dry white wine.

White Wine

 

Goyenechea Torrontes

This enticing, aromatic wine is bursting with flavours of peach and orange peel. The wine is dry on the palate, but opens up to reveal a depth of flavour. 

Red Wine

 

Argentina – Waqi Malbec Mendoza

Bright ruby colour, dry and medium bodied with flavours of plums, cherries and sweet spice.

 

Goyenechea Malbec

Plum red colour. Delicate nose, dry fruits, walnut, lightly spiced. Well combined smoked wood. Soft and fruity with little tannin.

 

Pilke Estate Malbec

This Malbec has an intense and lively deep red purple colour. Fruity notes of plum, raspberry, dry fig and raisins along with floral notes of violets

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