Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.
Merlot will come back into fashion, and Chile could be the New World country to benefit the most, believes CEO of Santa Rita Estates, Andrés Lavados.
Mouton Rothschild’s director Philippe Dhalluin has told how a negative critical response to his first vintage at the estate led him to reassess dramatically its use of Cabernet Franc in the blend.
Australian winemaking consultant Brian Croser has predicted an imminent boom in the popularity of Cabernet Franc, especially from the New World.
While it may have built its reputation on Malbec, Argentina is no one-trick pony when it comes to wine, according to one of the country’s top boutique producers.
The second half of Lucy Shaw’s Argentine adventure takes in turbo props, stunning sunsets, blue-eyed gauchos, Evita’s grave and a hotly anticipated polo match.
Cabernet Franc has a greater future in Argentina than Cabernet Sauvignon according to one of the most respected winemakers in the country.
This week as Jon Bonné recommends “a superb example of California’s Pinot” and Irene Virbila picks out “a wine that novices and experts will enjoy”.
This week Fiona Beckett picks out a “pukka Prosecco”, Hamish Anderson recommends a “highly drinkable” Rioja and Matthew Jukes chooses “a very unusual wine indeed”.
Olly Smith picks out a “berry-scented, fruity, easy-drinking joy”, while Terry Kirby recommends a Spanish red “to warm chilly autumn days.”
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