Decanter Magazine has awarded their prestigious International Trophy for Best Red Single Varietal under £10 to Argento Bonarda 2010. The announcement was made at Decanter’s annual World Wine Awards Dinner at the Royal Opera House in London, UK, where Managing Director Amelia Nolan and Winemaker Silvia Corti proudly accepted the award. From Decanter: Argento, Bonarda,…
Mention Argentina to the average wine drinker and Malbec is the variety that everyone knows. Argentina’s vignerons have managed the neat trick of taking this relatively obscure French variety and, in their high altitude, sun-blessed vineyards, creating a new world-class style of wine.
While Chileans are investing in the Argentinian wine industry, there is a strange lack of investment the other way around. Andrew Catchpole investigates.
Chardonnay, the noble grape that reaches such sublime heights in Burgundy, famously fell from grace through a mix of over-exposure (think Bridgett Jones and Footballers Wives) and overblown wannabes from the New World. But good old Chardonnay is poised to make a welcome return. Except this time it’s typically leaner and cleaner, cut from a finer cloth that is more in tune with the subtle sophistication of our palates today.
Buenos Aires is awash with great places to sample a fantastic spread of Argentina’s wines. And while there is nothing quite like touring the far-flung vineyards of Mendoza and elsewhere to really get a sense of why the wines taste the way they do, back in the capital you can immerse yourself in a wealth of choice at a growing number of superb wine-focused bars and restaurants.
Question: how did Argentinian wine, so recently the object of pitying amusement from wine buffs, become profitable, fashionable and, more to the point, drinkable? Matt Chesterton talks to Ian Mount to find out.
From May 17th to 19th, Argento participated in another successful 3-day London International Wine Fair, or LIWF 2011. We gave visitors to the trade fair a taste of “the Real Argentina”. Stand M35 was decorated with colourful new photography from Argentina, and we served our ever-popular coffees, home-made alfajores, and of course our full range…
One of the most fascinating and compelling reasons for diving into the treasure trove of New World wines lies not just in the drum-roll of longer established flagship varieties and styles, but also with the emerging stars awaiting discovery.
‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’, goes the saying, and Argentina has taken this to heart with the coming Malbec World Day on 17th April which will see a 24 hour celebration of its flagship grape sweeping the globe.
Wine Enthusiast has awarded 90 points to Argento Reserva Malbec 2009 and included it as an “Editor’s Choice” in their May 2011 Buying Guide.