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. Finca Notables Tannat, El Esteco

    Full bodied, bursting with concentrated dark fruits, raisins and coffee beans. Learn More

    £21.00
  2. Finca Notables Cab Sauv, El Esteco

    Concentrated, with notes of cassis, dark chocolate and vanilla. Learn More

    £21.00
  3. Altimus, El Esteco

    Complex with refined aromas of baked red fruits, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Learn More

    £28.00
  4. Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosia

    A Malbec of deep red colour with rubey hues. Intense aromas of dark fruit with notes of smoke, mint, spices, thyme, graphite and licorice. On the palate it is fruity with minerality and has gripped tannins and a lingering finish.

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    £29.50
  5. Cuarto Dominio Malbec

    Exceptional concentration and explosive floral aromatics with lively but super ripe fine tannins. . Superbly made malbec!!

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    £26.00 £32.00

    Special Price

    £26.00 £32.00
  6. Humberto Canale Gran Reserva Cabernet Franc

    Bursting with and intense mix of ripe red berries combined with hints of spice, jam, honey and vanilla. It is full bodied with rich jammy fruit flavours. Learn More

    £20.50
  7. Humberto Canale Seleccion de la Familia Malbec

    Long and well rounded and very powerful. With intense notes of dried fruit such as prunes and figs combined with hints of vanilla and toasted bread. Learn More

    £20.50