Argentine Platinum Discovery Case
A curated selection of six bottles from our cellar. The ”Platinum” selection features wines from the top Argentine vineyards:
Karim Mussi, Alandes “Paradoux Blanc”, La Consulta & Chacayes, Uco Valley, Argentina
We start with one of Argentina’s most exciting white wines! A blend of 66% Semillon & 34% Sauvignon Blanc, a nod to the finest white wines of Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan, this is a texturally moreish, mineral, complex and well-balanced white with lovely weight and a touch of oak spice leading to a crisp, herbal finish. A versatile pairing that can be enjoyed with cheese-based dishes, green vegetables, fish in butter sauces, fresh herbs, langoustines, and dishes with tangy dairy ingredients. [Tim Atkin MW – 95 points]
Karim Mussi, Altocedro “Old Vines” Reserve Malbec, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Argentina
A rich, dynamic wine with ripe dark fruit, plums and raisin flavours supported by well integrated tannins and bags of complexity. The finish is clean, long and balanced. Try it with braised lamb, duck confit, cassoulet, or strong cheeses like Blue Stilton.
[2017 vintage: 91 points from Wine Advocate, IWC Silver Medal]
Agustin Lanus, “Sunal Salvaje Pucara” Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina
The single vineyard, Salvaje Pucara, Malbec draws attention with a deep black colour that darkens the glass. In the mouth, cranberry and raspberry are the prominent fruits as well as complex notes of beetroot and fig jam. The palate is full and expansive with juicy acidity and silky tannins, pure fruit and expression of terroir, without wood. Drink with fillet of beef, or lean game cuts such as loin of venison.
Agustin Lanus, “Sunal Ilogico Criolla”, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina
The Criolla grapes used by Agustin in this wine give a lighter styled red that sees absolutely no oak, and no additives in its production apart from a minimal use of sulphur. It’s very aromatic and perfumed on the nose with red fruits (strawberries & raspberries) as well as a hint of dates, dry roses and subtle spice. The concentration that comes from grapes grown at high altitude shows through on the plush and richly fruited, though elegant palate – a very unique wine that, once tasted, is not easily forgotten. The weight and balance here would make it an ideal partner to wild fowl and poultry.
Mounier/Paez, Quara Estate, “La Esperanza” Torrontés, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina
Bright, pale yellow colour with greenish hues. Aromatic, showing white floral notes and hints of white peach & exotic fruit. In the mouth, this Torrontés is delicate, yet complex and intense, with a smooth, textural mouthfeel from 8 months of lees ageing and a subtle hint of vanilla, provided by the fermentation in French oak barrels. Perfectly matches with langoustines, poached brill, or grilled turbot.
Agustin Lombrodi, Del Rio Elorza, “Tacito” Pinot Noir, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
Attractively perfumed with spices, wild raspberry, strawberry and a complex mineral character on the nose; fresh acidity, an intense core of red plums and juicy berries on the elegant and refined palate lead to a deeply long and satisfying finish. Pair with pasta with mushroom sauce, partridge, cheeses of all kinds, truffles. [Tim Atkin – 94 points]
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