The future of Argentine Malbec

Phil Crozier, wine director, Gaucho

Phil CrozierPhil Crozier at Gaucho is also fanatical about single vineyard Malbec and has created a “Super Malbec” list at the restaurant group composed of 25 different single vineyard wines ranging from £50-300 from micro plots across the country, from Altamira to La Consulta, to educate consumers about Argentina’s different terroirs. Though not everyone is sold on the idea.

“A single block, single grape wine is like a violin solo – it can be great but it will never compete with the sound of an orchestra,” says Nicolas Audebert, chief winemaker at Cheval des Andes, adding, “There’s only so much complexity you can glean from a single site. I believe in the power of blends, which are more than the sum of their parts.”

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