An unusual white grape that is a rising star in Argentina. It has intense floral aromas with citrus, peach and apricot notes. It’s fleshy on the palate with a predominant apricot jam flavour and added citrus/peach notes. Try with apple walnut salad or pasta primavera.
The Torrontes grape is similar in style to a dry Muscat from Alsace. The wine has a delightful bouquet of carnations, orange and cardamom; it’s medium bodied with lychee and rosewater flavours. Great length and great value.
Though relatively young, the nose shows developed dark fruit, fine spice and a whiff of vanillin. Rich dark plum and black cherry flavours are supported by firm tannic structure with a splash of smoothing dark chocolate on the long finish.
Argentina’s flagship grape at an attractive price. Dense purple colour with a rich bouquet of blueberry and vanilla oak, medium-bodied with lushly extracted fruit, a touch of spice and a floral grace note.
Patagonia is Argentina’s most southerly wine region, and subsequently, one of its coolest. This opaque black coloured Malbec shows layers of coffee, ripe cherries, prunes in alcohol, caramel, spice and violets. It is medium to full bodied with supple tannins and a long aftertaste. Drink it over the next 3 to 4 years. A solid value here!
Torrentes is Argentina’s answer to Gewürz (and/or Muscat). Aromatic, this value priced wine sings with peach, honeysuckle, flowers, citrus marmalade, incense and spice. Light to medium bodied, there is excellent length and lovely refreshing acidity.
A joint project between Italy’s Allegrini and Argentina’s Renacer using the appassimento method of drying grapes, which is used in the production of Amarone on grape varietals not typically treated in this method. The wine is a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda showing bright, rich aromas of currants, black cherries and spice with flavours of blackberries and raspberries, a touch savoury, rich velvety tannins and a long finish.