Argentine Wine

    Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

    … 2010 Our food to pair was: Kale and beet salad with warm goat cheese crostini (to pair with the Torrontes) Steak Frites with red wine sauce (for all the red wines) Manchego and shaved Parmesan cheese with apple mustarda (again with all the red wines) Kale Salad Steak Frites and Manchego and Parmesan cheeses Kaiken Terroir Series…

    4 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Two terrific wines from Nieto Senetiner, plus two others well worth drinking

    … in the way. Much more complex than I thought a malbec at this price could be. A tip o’ the WC fedora to Eli Cohn at Veritas in Dallas, who helped out with the tasting and told me how good the bonardo would be. The post Two terrific wines from Nieto Senetiner, plus two others well worth drinking appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Argentina’s Wine Visionary Sees the Future Rooted in the Past

    … Continued from Part 4 of Argentine Wine The 1982 Falklands War with Britain also didn’t help the economy or exports. Then there was hyper-inflation that exceeded 3,000 percent a month, which discouraged foreign investment. Vintners made up for the lost revenue by producing high volumes of poor-quality wines that smelled like bananas rotting…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Argentina – Part 4

    … Continued from Part 3 of Argentine Wine The Catena Alta Malbec Cabernet we’re drinking smolders in the glass. Its sultry edge is more enticing than the sweet, soupy international style of many brand name grapes. Nicolás believes that drinkers are shifting away from the herbal flavors of Cabernet and turning more toward wines like Malbec…

    4 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … down all those clones to the five best, a process he says that married his bookish and business interests. “As a theoretical economist, I’m trained to develop a hypothesis and then to use a methodical approach to prove or disprove it,” he explains, taking off his glasses and rubbing his eyes. He was aided in this quest by a friend, Bordeaux winemaker…

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    …, making it in the popular oxidized style that Nicolás calls the “sherry approach to winemaking.” Malbec got no respect in fine wine circles, the stuntman-double of brute strength but no subtlety. Its only role was to beef up the color, alcohol, and tannin in more aristocratic Cabernet blends. “I loved my father very much, so in order to please him, I started a little project on Malbec,” he recalls. Read Part 3 of Argentine Wine Comments comments …

    9 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … This morning, I’m driving to the Bodega Catena Zapata, the winery that changed my opinion of Argentine wine. I remember drinking a Catena red wine one night at a friend’s house and guessing that it was Australian Shiraz. My body hummed with contentment as I let myself down into its berry-decadence. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

    …It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open and enjoy it. My immediate…

    1 readers - By WineDineWith.us

    GRAFFIGNA CENTENARIO ELEVATION RED BLEND RESERVE 2012

    … Argentinean wines are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. wine market and for good reason…they are really tasty wines and the value is unmatched. A real show stopper for the $10 market is the 2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend Reserve. A wonderful red blend that is so well balanced for having a five wine combo of exact, even…

    By D' Vine Wine Time