In the last ten years or so, South America has become one of the fastest growing wine regions in the world. Many people associate South America with more value oriented wines, and lucky for us more and more producers are selecting the best pieces of land to make really exciting wines and whats more they have the grape varieties and an almost perfect climate to do so.
Wines we will feature include...
2014 Alamos Torrentes
" Alamos Torrontes captures all of the explosive aromatic character of this Argentine grape, with lively notes of citrus and peach fruit interwoven with delicate layers od jasmine blossom and fresh herbs. Light and fresh on the palate, it finishes long and lingering with fresh, balanced acidity."
2014 Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc is medium bodied, featuring a round, textural mouth feel with balanced acidity. Intense flavors of ripe tropical fruit mingle with hints of citrus in structured complexity from 5 months of French Oak aging. The experience ends with a long, smooth finish."
2011 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon
"91 points Wine Enthusiast- This Cabernet delivers a complete package at an incredibly attractive price. Aromas of mocha, graphite and vanilla play nicely with core berry scents. Baked berry, vanilla and pastry flavors settle softly, with mellow tannins. Drink through 2018."
2012 Alamos Selection
“90 points The Wine Advocate - The 2012 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is sourced from San Carlos in the Uco Valley, a cooler quarter where the alcohol is restrained to 13.5% and the freshness is high. It reminds me a bit of the High Note Malbec, a joint venture between the Catena family and American importer Winebow, where they use high altitude vineyards to keep the freshness. This is very dark, with ripe dark fruit, abundant spicy notes, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, with a touch of elegant rusticity, with plenty of fine-grained tannins. It develops a violet note with time in glass."
2013 The Gaucho Club Oak Cask
" This Malbec has dense flavors of dark plum and chocolate layered with oak. An elegant, velvety, long finish rounds off the wine."