When we think of Argentina’s wines, Malbec is the first thing that comes to mind. But recently I had the pleasure of sampling three different Argentinian wine varietals you may not have considered. It makes you realize, Argentina, is way more than Malbec.
I have to start with a sparkling find that I found to be absolutely sensational.
Extra brut sparkling Malma Patagonia Argentina. Rich, creamy notes of, vanilla, oak and spice. This lovely sparkling wine is a classic blend of 70% Pinot noir, 30% Chardonnay. Great as an aperitif, forgo the orange juice. And, it retails at $14. Buy it to share with friends. They’ll never realize the cost.
A Lisa Semillon 2017. At $20 this is a pretty wine and a more delicate alternative to Sauvignon blanc. Similar in fruit forwardness as Sauvignon blanc, yet infinitely more elegant and refined.
P15 Chardonnay 2017. This is a fantastic chardonnay with peach, citrus and tropical notes. A beautiful, not overly acidic, finish. While it is, surprisingly, unoaked, it still has a lovely, lush, full mouth feel. Such a different chardonnay and so delicious.