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Argentinian White Wine

Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world and until recently was a large consumer too. However economic crisis and spiralling inflation have helped reduce their domestic consumption. At the same time a shift in political attitudes opened up Argentina's borders and investors from the USA and Europe invested heavily in vineyard and winery projects.

The results were a dramatic improvement in quality and the replanting of some traditional grape varieties with International ones, and the introduction of Argentinian wines onto the International market. Argentinian grapes of note include Torontes for the white and Bonarda and Tannat for the red. They are best known for their excellent reds made from the Malbec grape, which ripens far better in the Argentinian climate than it ever could in it's native France. Argentina lies between the same lines of latitude as South Africa, South Australia and New Zealand and has a similar climate. Add to this glorious sunshine, the cooling effect of the vineyards at altitude in the foothills of the Andes and Argentina has the natural attributes to produce truly world class wines.

Argentina's image has suffered due to the mass produced cheap plonk featured in the supermarkets for the last few years, and the low end wines imported by the big on-trade wholesalers. But don't be fooled, that is much more a reflection on the supermarkets and wholesalers than on Argentina! The quality end of the spectrum in Argentina is right up there amongst the very best in the world. They're able to produce stunning world class wines and at very competitive prices. If you've never tried GOOD Argentine wine before please try a few bottles from our site, and you'll wonder why you didn't do it years ago! Value for money they are currently unbeatable.
 
 

Mauricio Lorca Fantasia Chardonnay 2015 75cl

A fantastic wine from Mauricio. From low yielding vines, all hand picked made in Maurio's typical style where the quality of the fruit does all the talking. He's made this wine withoout oak to let the purity of the fruit shine through. It's full of tropical fruit flavour, good body with a fresh clean finish. This is a great value quality Chardonnay, highly recommended.

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Mauricio Lorca Fantasia Chardonnay 2015 75cl
 
 

Tapiz Reserve Chardonnay 2013/14 75cl

Tapiz Reserve Chardonnay is a very good wine. Rich and elegant, with some butter and integrated oak. We've been stocking it for a couple of years although had difficulty getting supply so considered delisting it, but it was saved be repeated requests froma few of our regular customers who kept asking for it! We really like the people at Tapiz which helps, and their wines are fantastic quality for the money, so it is back again! Although still in limited quantities.

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Tapiz Torrontes 2015 75cl

Mendoza. Tapiz have seven vineyards all at altitude between Lujan de Cuyo and the Valle de Uco.

100% Torrontés from El Jarillal Estate, Alto Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza at 3444 feet (1050 meters) above sea level.

This is a very steep area with fresh air at night and very good sunshine. This gives grapes a great aromatic intensity and very good health.

Slow Alcoholic fermentation takes place under low temperatures. Acidity is corrected in order to keep aromatic intensity and the natural residual sugar. 10% of the wine has spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aromas of citrus fruits such as lime and floral blend of jasmine, rose and orange blossom. In the mouth it is fresh and persistent. Elegant and balanced. Long finish.

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Bodegas El Porvenir Laborum Torrontes 2015 75cl

Argentine Wine Awards 2016 - Gold 95 Points

100% Torrontes from a single vineyard - Finca El Retiro located at 1.650 mts (5,413 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta, with 55 year old vines. The grapes were harvested by hand in the last week of February into bins of 20 kg.

Selected yeast. Pre- fermentative maceration in press with carbonic for 4 hours. Alcoholic fermentation for 25 days at a controlled temperature between 13oC and 15oC. No malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Eyes: yellow with bright greenish tonalities.

Nose: good character, fruity and fresh. Intense and elegant with aroma of flowers like roses along with nice citric notes.

Mouth: fresh, young, fruity. With good structure, balanced and with a very nice acidity.

Please note this is an old photo and presentation has changed.

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Bodegas El Porvenir Laborum Torrontes Late Harvest 2014 50cl

Truly sensational dessert wine. New vintage just in.

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