Posts tagged Argentina

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda Reserva 2008, Mendoza, Argentina

The 2008 Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Bonarda sits pretty in the glass with a purple accented dark red.  The bouquet has a stereo effect with peat coming in one channel and sweet berries in the other.  That complexity carries itself well into the mouth.  It starts off with a nice berry (strawberry, raspberry, some with some currant even) flavour but that quickly rolls into a slowly dispersing green vegetable and tannic middle and finish that seems to go on forever.  The effect is like quickly sucking Read more [...]

Graffigna Centanario Malbec 2007, San Juan, Argentina

  Growing grapes in the San Juan region of Argentina cannot be that difficult, it offers the perfect mix of geology and 300+ days of sunshine per year. If you were to design a wine making laboratory, this would be a great model to follow. So what's the challenge to local wine makers, and why aren't San Juan wines uniformly acknowledge as being the best of the best? The first part of that answer is consumer preferences are never predictable – and secondly wine making is not a laboratory based Read more [...]

Nicolas Catena Zapata 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

  Bodega Catena Zapata from the Mendoza Region of Argentina is one of the earliest to market Argentinian wines in the premium price category on a world wide basis. They market Malbec, Chardonnays, Syrahs and blends. Like many other new world wine producers, they run up against a wall of low expectations from consumers. These low expectations are often undeserved given that wine is after all, just grape juice preserved via fermentation. That having been said, even wine neophytes understand the concept Read more [...]

Masi Tupungato’s Passo Doble Malbec/Corvina, Mendoza, Argentina

Q: What do you get when you cross a huge Venetian Wine based winemaker producing a Ripasso method wine blended with Corvina grapes and historically French Malbec grape in Argentina? A: Joy. Cleverly named after a dance that originated in France (like the Malbec grape) that is now mostly associated with the South American Tango style dance, Passo Doble, Masi Tupungato's Passo Doble Malbec/Corvina blend is a dark and rich natural dance partner for braised beef. Grown in the Mendoza region of Read more [...]
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