A delicious blend of 80% old-vine Tannat and 20% Malbec. It tasted superb with @jamieoliver ‘s Beef Hash, courtesy of @lej_sm So much youthful dark fruit character, but with incredible notes of tobacco and spice.
Almost a year to the day since we launched Taste Argentina and our Decanter certificate for Best South America Specialist arrived in the post!
..and mine too! A superb white wine made from Malbec grapes, where the grapes are gently pressed to avoid contact with the colour in the skins.
Great to read through the report by Alistair Cooper MW on the 2020 harvest. The country recorded its hottest March on record. Multiple heatwaves and low rainfall contributed to smaller berries and lower yields.
A huge thank you to the lovely Karim Mussi Saffie for hosting a fabulous live tasting with our customers. Following a little tour of the winery, we tasted the Alandes Paradoux Blanc de Blanc, a Bordeaux inspired white blend, and the hugely popular Altocedro Old Vine Malbec.
Wines of Argentina brand ambassador, Phil Crozier, has given us a great insight into the key differences between warm and cool climate Malbec. Let Phil take you on a journey of discovery in the video blog below.
'This is a lovely bright, light-bodied red, with a bracing acidity and grape-skin chewiness to go with its unique flavour of redcurrant jelly and rosehip syrup, tamarind peel and orange pith. But this wine isn't just about what it tastes like. You're drinking history here...
Another fabulous wine from Karim Mussi Saffie, as featured in Tim Atkin MW's Top 100 Best Scores. A classic Bordeaux inspired white blend, blending Semillon with Sauvignon Blanc.
This was apparently an 'insane' food match according to Taste Argentina founder, Howard Jones! The Riccitelli Old Vine Semillon 2019 blew us away when we first tried it, it's complex and elegant and packed full of incredible pink grapefruit notes.
Congratulations to Vina Cobos winemaker, Andres Vignoni, who has been recognised as Young Winemaker of the Year by renowned wine critic, Tim Atkin in his latest 2020 Argentina Report. Andres is winemaker for a number of our Vina Cobos wines, including the hugely popular Felino wines. Great acheivement, Andres, well done!
Delighted to announce the arrival of the Rutini Gewürztraminer. A delicate, off-dry wine full of orchard fruits and spicy notes. Gewürz actually translates to 'spice' in German, which sums this wine up perfectly. The grape's pink skin can produce a wine with a copper hues, but the Rutini is a soft, golden colour.
There's no doubt Argentina is renowned for its excellent Malbec, but Cabernet Sauvignon is really starting to shine in the foothills of the Andes. The cooler, higher altitude in these wine regions extends the ripening period, which is especially important for the late ripening Cabernet Sauvign
To celebrate World Malbec Day we have two lovely wines we’d like to give away. We also felt that whoever wins should be a keyworker, a little thank you from us for all of your hard work. Nominate your keyworker via our Instagram page and they’ll go into a draw to win these two bottles of Felino wine from the fabulous Vina Cobos Estate in Mendoza. We
A little update from the Susana Balbo Winemaking team as they move into the winery to complete the 2020 harvest under the Argentinian lockdown. Thanks for sharing, Gustavo!
Susana Balbo Harvest 2020 (click for video)
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I'd bought this lovely bottle of bubbles to share with Mum, but like for many of us, it was a remote celebration this year. It's a superb sparkler, made just like Champagne by French born Jean-Edouard de Rochebouët.
We have another new wine! The Vallisto Viejas Blancas, a mouthwatering blend of 50% Riesling and 50% Pinot Blanc. Only 2700 bottles were produced so we're delighted to have an allocation.
A bit like the first cut of the grass, the first chilled bottle of Rose in the garden is absolute heaven. And the sun is definitely warming up, so if you can find a sheltered spot, I think you're good to go!
We’re delighted to have appointed Tom Fitton as our Digital Media partner. Apart from liking wine, he’s got a wealth of experience in digital planning for leading consumer brands such as Missguided, Mint Velvet and Pretty Little Thing. Welcome on board, Tom!
Great tasting, great wines and great to catch up with friends, old and new! Highlights from the show include the Agustin Lanus wines from Condor. I've discovered Criolla and there's no turning back.
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