Argentina

For so long, Malbec has been virtually synonymous with Argentine wine, which is hardly surprising given how much of it is made - and how much of it is also really excellent, not to mention its natural affinity for South American  style red meat.  But there is more to explore within Argentine red wine - we strongly recommend you try a robust yet succulent Tannat, a fine, fragrant Cabernet Franc or a juicy Bonarda.  Or how about an elegant Patagonian Pinot Noir?

Mendoza remains Argentina's most important wine producing area. It is an oasis in a desert of the foothills of the Andes, fed by a series of water channels from the Mendoza river, which carries snowmelt from the Andes.  However, Mendoza is now being given a run for its money by the extraordinarily high-altitude Salta region in the extreme north west of the country, with vineyards rising from 1,700 metres to 2,300 metres altitude.  The grapey, floral Torrontes grape might not be everyone's cup of tea, but in Salta the altitude lends it a bracing herb-tinged tang that makes it a definite must-try (at least once).  2,000 kilometres to the south, Patagonia's cool continental climate is proving capable of producing European-style Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

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  1. La Mascota Vineyards Unanime

    Black cherry fruit on the nose, with cocoa powder, currant leaf and malt extract. Lovely texture on the palate: ripe, unashamedly New World fruit married to crisp acidity and defined but gentle tannin.

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    £17.95
  2. La Mascota Vineyards 'La Mascota' Malbec

    Aromas of black fruits, jam and vanilla, with a subtle licorice touch. Sweet and full bodied tannins, with a long and pleasant finish. Learn More

    £12.95
  3. Mascota Vineyards 'La Mascota' Cabernet Sauvignon

    “Best red wine in the world” - 2018 Vinalies Internationales, Paris Learn More

    £12.95
  4. Unánime Magnum, La Mascota

    Unánime has an intense cherry-red colour, elegant aromas of chocolate and tobacco, along with a touch of black pepper and some fleshy notes. Learn More

    £39.50
  5. La Mascota Vineyards Gran Mascota Malbec

    This Malbec wine displays aromas of ripened red fruits, such as plums and cherries with mint notes. Learn More

    £16.50