For many years, Argentina has been the world's fifth-largest wine producer, surpassed by only France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. In recent years, the region has adopted wine-making technologies that will further substantiate Argentina's place as one of the top wine producers in the world. Thanks to an irrigation system that was put in place by the indigenous Huarpes, Mendoza, the country's wine growing region, has been able to produce a variety of high-quality wines for many, many years. For the curious wine drinker or people who already love Argentinian wines UK wine vendors like Wineman make choosing the right Argentine wine an easy process.
Here are a small selection of this years award winning wines. We have dealt with these growers for many years and love the care and attanetion they lavish on the vines and the wines they produce and superb. This selection also shows the variety and value that Argentinean wines offers, from the everyday drinkers to the finest wines, Argentina covers them all.
Michel Torino Don David Reserve Torrontes An International Challenge Trophy Wine in 2012, Michel Torino's Torrontes is grown and produced at one of the highest vineyards in the world. The refreshing white wine pairs well with spicy food with smoky flavoring, shellfish, or chicken served with a creamy sauce. It can also be served chilled as an aperitif.
Michel Torino Don David Reserve Malbec won silver in the International Wine Challenge in 2012. Recommended to be served at room temperature, this red wine may be enjoyed with stews, grilled meats, and filled pasta. With aromas of red fruits, spices, and oak, Don David Reserve Malbec pairs especially well with spicy meat dishes.
Dona Paula Paula Sauvignon Blanc Established in 1997, Dona Paula is a leading Argentinian winery in the area of sustainability and innovative vineyard management. Dona Paula's Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh taste with citrus notes including yellow grapefruit and lime along with passion fruit, gooseberry, and herbs. This white wine can be enjoyed alone or with fish or poultry.
Andeluna Grand Reserve Pasionado Cuatro Cepas is from a small boutique winery. Andeluna produces world class Bordeaux varietals. Silvio Alberto and Michel Rolland collaborate to produce the wine by hand at the vineyard, which is located in Tupungato, one of the best subregions in Mendoza. Like a typical Malbec, the Pasionado Cuatro Cepas has red fruit aromas. It combines the spiciness of a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon with delicate hints of anise, which is characteristic of a Cabernet Franc. A multiple award winner, the Pasionado received the distinction of being named Top Wine of the World in 2003. Other awards have included a Decanter Regional Trophy in 2006 and the Decanter International Trophy in 2005, making it one of many prized Argentinian wines UK wine drinkers will appreciate.
From Merlots to Malbecs, Sauvingon Blanc, and Torrontes varieties, Wineman has Argentinian wines UK wine lovers will be anxious to try for themselves. Whether ordering a single bottle or a case, finding the perfect wine for a casual dinner or elaborate event is easy.