Argentine winemakers need to ditch their industrial approach to winemaking in order to move forward and thrive, according to one key estate owner.
Clos de los Siete, the Argentine wine project founded by French consultant Michel Rolland in 1998, is due to release a high-end white wine onto the market.
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.
db’s Lucy Shaw headed to Argentina last week for an adventure taking in horse rides, greedy piglets, abundant asados, poolside cigars and a Malbec tattoo.
Cabernet Franc has a greater future in Argentina than Cabernet Sauvignon according to one of the most respected winemakers in the country.
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”.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “gorgeous, silky” white, a red with “gripping, sweet tannins” and a Champagne that is “excellent drinking now”.
Planting vineyards close to the coast will help unlock further winemaking potential in Argentina according to one of the country’s most respected winemakers.
Wine recommendations in the US press this week include a “very vibrant Chardonnay”, a “good, honest Cabernet” and a “super-polished” red blend.
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