Argentina

Argentina

Argentina

 

It may come as a surprise to some of you that Argentina is the world's fifth largest wine producer. After all, in the UK at least, Argentina’s wines tend to be overshadowed by their neighbours from across The Andes, Chile. Previously the vast majority of its production was consumed in the home market, and it has only been in the last 10 years or so, since the quality reached International standards, that Argentina has established itself as a major wine exporter.

If you’ve never tried a bottle of Argentine wine, you’re certainly missing out. With vineyards having been established by Spanish, Italian and French immigrants, the varieties of vines planted is truly pan-European. There is Bonarda and Sangiovese from Italy, Tempranillo from Spain, along with French imports, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah (Shiraz).

The speciality here though is Malbec, a native of south-west France, which has found a true home in Argentina’s high altitude vineyards. At its best Malbec makes bold but perfumed, gutsy red wines that are a perfect match for the country’s national dish, steak.

If Malbec is the red grape, then Torrontés is star of the whites. Originally from Galicia in north-west Spain, this is now Argentina’s signature white grape, producing floral, spicy and perfumed wines of considerable elegance and finesse.

The Norton and Lo Tengo ranges below have excellent examples of both of these varietals at a superb price.  


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From the renowned Trivento winery this is surely the best value Malbec on our list - just £5.50.

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A multi-award winning Malbec from Trivento at a very good price.

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Spains iconic Tempranillo grape transfers superbly to Argentina in this elegant red wine with expressive floral and fruity aromas and a rich and powerful palate.

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A superb Malbec from a top winemaker. Produced with hand picked grapes from a virtually organic vineyard, using natural yeasts in fermentation. Bottled early with no oaking results in a vibrant, fruit packed wine of considerable quality.

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A brilliant gold tinged Chardonnay with tropical fruit flavours enhanced by vanilla notes from 3 months oak ageing in French barrels.

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That overused word unique could be rightfully applied to the taste of wines made from the Torrontés grape. Very aromatic with delightful floral notes, and good citrussy fruit flavours with a bitter sweet finish. The very latest vintage from the excellent Norton Estate high in the Andes foothills.

 

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