2018 Bodega Argento Seleccion Malbec
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
Founded more than half a century ago, Bodega Argento is one of the most renowned vineyards in Argentina because of its fresh, elegant wines from the Mendoza wine region. Located at the foothills of the Andes, its entire 284 hectares of vineyards are certified as 100% organic thus creating great quality Malbec, Torrontés, Syrah and Cabernet Franc wines. The vines of Bodega Argento are benefiting from the natural irrigation coming from the melted snow in the mountains.
Mendoza is by far the most important wine region in Argentina and is annually responsible for roughly 70% of the Argentinian wine production. While Malbec is the most popular variety, there are other grape varieties used to make great argentinian wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Syrah. However, argentinian winemakers that produce Mendoza white wines as well. Look for Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes or Chardonnay because you'll most certainlly enjoy every sip.
Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety from Cahors AOC in South West France. After phylloxera it has become the iconic red wine variety in Argentina (Mendoza wine region). Generally speaking French Malbec wines are meaty and quite tannic while Argentinian Malbecs tend to be rich, jammy and juicy. But they both have great aging potential. Besides occupying 70% of Cahors vineyards, Malbec is also a common grape in some Bordeaux red wines and has a strong influence in California.