It's 12 degrees outside, is it time to chill the Rose?
March 10, 2020
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! I've always loved a Provencal style Rose, so finding something similar from Argentina was a little tricky, with many still producing a darker, fruitier style. For this reason, we don't have a huge selection of Rose wines, but the ones we do have are cracking. I'm toasting the start of the Rose season with the Recoleta Rosado from Mauricio Lorca. Produced from Argentina's Criolla grape, the Recoleta is elegant, with fresh summer fruits, light floral notes and a dry crisp finish. Delightful!
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