Salentien Primus, Pinot Noir
This is one of the best Pinot Noirs in the country. Simply gorgeous and abounding with cherries and smooth oak.
A stunning Malbec driven blend from Roberto de la Motta’s boutique winery in Lujan. Powerful and interesting.
Dante Robino, Bonarda
Bonarda is one of the most planted varietals in Argentina, but not many people make it as a single varietal. Dante Robino does, and here it shines. Fruity and easy drinking.
Alta Vista, Premium Torrontes
A triple harvest gives this great Salta Torrontes good acidity, fruit and body. Balanced, elegant and a great example of Argentina’s famous white.
This Cabernet Franc driven blend is supreme. Velvety tannins with black pepper, dark fruit and a hint of mint.
Tapiz, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
One of the only wineries to do a single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, this is terrific value with lots of tropical fruit and citrus notes.
Pulenta Estate, Pinot Gris
One of the many bows to Pulenta’s arrow, this Pinot is a great afternoon tipple. Green apples and white flowers abound.
By Amanda Barnes
Published in the June/July 2012 edition of Wine Republic