Chile and Argentina boast wine making extremes in abundance. From working in the world’s highest vineyards to arid deserts the resident wine makers are never short of a challenge or two, and yet as is internationally recognised they rise to these challenges to produce some astoundingly good wines.
As with other areas known as ‘new world’ (despite their long wine making heritage), the wine making techniques and styles have moved from producing big bruisers, to fresher purer styles. More subtle use of oak enables the fruit to shine, earlier harvesting reduces the alcohol levels and offers more elegant and mineral flavours. Added to which experimentation with more grape varieties adds to the interest and selection on offer.
We have selected a handful of recent shipments available throughout May and June.
Gouguenheim Sparkling Malbec Rosé NV, Mendoza, Argentina
Zapallar Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2016/17 San Antonio, Chile
Gouguenheim Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza, Argentina
VV Grey Atacama Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Chile
Zapallar Reserva Merlot 2016, Valle de Colchagua, Chile
Ventisquero Pais Moscatel Reserva, Maule, Chile
VV Grey Garnacha Carinena Mataro 2015/16, Colchagua, Chile
Gouguenheim Blue Flores Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina
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