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. El Esteco Cuma Organic Malbec

    A medium-full bodied wine bursting with notes of plums, dates, vanilla & fresh herbs. Ripe, soft tannins on the palate give structure to the flavoursome spicy palate. Learn More

    £9.50
  2. Amaru Malbec, El Esteco

    A very well balanced wine with soft tannins, notes of baked plums, raisins & hints of chocolate and vanilla oak. Learn More

    £9.95
  3. Melodias Malbec, Trapiche

    A rich wine with violet hues, redolent of plums and cherries. Round in the mouth with a touch of truffle, cocoa and vanilla. Deliciously soft and easy drinking.

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    £7.95
  4. Melodias Pinot Grigio, Trapiche

    Straw yellow in colour, this wine exhibits intense citrus aromas. Fruity and mild in the palate with a balanced acidity that highlights the freshness. Elegant and mineral finish.

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    £7.95
  5. Amaru Rose, El Esteco

    From cool, high altitude Salta in Argentina. Easy drinking, with an elegant acidity & refreshingly fruity palate. Learn More

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  6. Intimo Tinto Humberto Canale

    An irresistible blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Yum Yum! Learn More

    £9.95
  7. Intimo Blanco Humberto Canale

    Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit exude from this Patagonian beauty. Learn More

    £9.95
  8. Bodegas Santa Ana Brut

    Delicate style, with fresh stone fruit flavours and a 'Champagney' feel Learn More

    £9.95
  9. Bodegas Santa Ana Sauvignon

    This Agentinian take on the popular and distinctive variety Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with fruit flavours and freshness. Learn More

    £7.95
  10. Melodias Torrontes, Trapiche

    Vibrant, aromatic & refreshing with tropical fruit & floral notes. Yellow-greenish color, with golden hints. Fragrant Muscat and tropical fruits aromas. Fresh and elegant on the palate. Learn More

    £7.95