Native to Argentina, the Torrontes grape is often compared to Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Muscat due to its aromatic nature. Normally made as a dry wine, many of the best examples come from the high altitude, windswept vineyards of Salta. Region Salta, Argentina Grape 100% Torrontes Tasting Notes Aromatic nose brimming with white flowers and citrus. Medium to full bodied with structured acidity. Stone fruit, beeswax and herbs, long and delicate finish. Food Pairing Curried chicken, white fish, and tofu.
Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
The focus on single vineyard, terroir driven wines in Chile is raising the bar beyond their “cheap & cheerful” reputation. Much more care is being put in to the selection of vineyard plots and treatment of the wine. Region La Escultura Vineyard, Casablanca Valley, Chile Grapes 100% Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes Aromas of freshly peeled citrus, honeydew melon and lychee. Structured acidity with pronounced mineral characteristic on the palate. Bright and clean with a crisp finish. Food Pairings Mussels, artichoke dip.
Bodega Garzon Albarino
Albarino was brought to Uruguay from Spain n the mid 1950’s; it has become one of the most planted grapes in country. Fresh and lively, it’s a nice contrast to Tannat. Region Garzon, Uruguay Grapes 100 % Albarino Tasting Notes White peach and citrus fruit dominate the nose. Grapefruit, tangerine and orange blossom on the palate with distinct minerality and prickly acidity. Food Pairings Doesn’t need food. Just drink!!
Catena High Mountain Vines Malbec
A blend of 4 high altitude vineyards, this wine beautifully showcases Malbec when it is planted at altitude. The cool temperature allows for the grapes to maintain acidity while the long sunny days ripen the grape, leading to a nice balanced wine. Region Mendoza, Argentina Grape 100% Malbec Tasting Notes Soft perfumed nose of blackcurrant and violet, juicy plum and mocha on the palate with a solid structure. Ripe, full bodied with decent length. Food Pairing Steak with chimichurri sauce, warm spinach salad & portobello mushroom.
Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carmenere
For years, Carmenere was mistaken for, and sold as Merlot, often being co-planted in the vineyard. It is known to express a very distinct green pepper flavour when the grapes are not completely ripened. Region Maipo Valley, Chile Grape 97% Carmenere, 3% Syrah Tasting Notes Spicy nose with palate of rich dark fruit. Fig, blackcurrant and plum dusted with cinnamon and clove. Aged for 12 months in a mix of French and American oak, giving it a toasty finish. Food Pairings Lamb chops, Salmon & braised legumes, Pasta with roast tomato sauce.
Bodega Garzon Tannat
Tannat, originating from the village of Madiran in southwest France, is one of the most tannic grapes in the world. It demands many winemaking techniques such as micro-oxygenation and barrel ageing. Region Garzon, Uruguay Grape 100% Tannat Tasting Notes Emblematic of Uruguayan Tannat. Powerful dark fruit and cocoa on the nose with a touch of dried herbs. Vibrant and full bodied with strong yet supple tannins. Food Pairing Juicy lamb burger with the works