Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Grand Union Wine Society Argentina Tasting Feb 13th 2015

Hope you enjoyed the tasting, here are links to pages that will give you more information about the wines

1) Dominio del Plata Crios Torrontés 2013
Grapes: Torrontés
Region: Calchaqui Valley (Salta)/San Carlos (Mendoza)
14.0% Alcohol
£11.50 Wine Direct International, Goodwineonline, The Market Square, Red Squirrel Wines

2) Catena Alta Chardonnay 2012
Grapes: Chardonnay
Region: Tupungato (Mendoza)
14.0% Alcohol
£23.00 The Wine Society, Majestic, Fresh & Wild

3) Zuccardi Serie A Bonarda 2013
Grapes: Bonarda
Region: Santa Rosa (Mendoza)
14.0% Alcohol
£11.99 Oxford Wine Co, Cambridge Wine Merchants, The Good Wine Shop, Old School Wines, Vino, Carruthers & Kent

4) Parrilla by Viñalba Malbec 2013
Grapes: Malbec
Region: Mendoza
14.5% Alcohol
£11.99 Majestic

5) Colomé Estate Malbec 2012
Grapes: Malbec
Region: Calchaqui Valley (Salta)
14.5% Alcohol
£15.00 Waitrose, Slurp.co.uk

6) Bodega Vistalba Corte C 2013
Grapes: Malbec 76%/Cabernet Sauvignon 14%/Bonarda 10%
Region: Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza)
14.5% Alcohol
£11.75 Great Western Wine

7) Pulenta Gran Cabernet Franc XI 2011
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Region: Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza)
14.5% Alcohol
£24.00 Berry Bros & Rudd, Wine Trust 100, winedirect.co.uk, Carruthers and Kent

8) Gran Syrah de Finca las Moras 2011
Grapes: Syrah
Region: Tulum, Zonda, Pedernal (San Juan)
15.0% Alcohol
£20.00 Tesco Wine Direct

Once again, I’d like to express my thanks to all of you for hosting me, let me know if you’d like me back for a future occasion.

Also , can I take this opportunity to thank Andrew Maidment of Wines of Argentina for his assistance in organising the tasting – much appreciated!

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