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Argentinian Wines

After the 1986 World Cup quarter final between England and Argentina, Diego Maradona famously/infamously described his goal as being scored “un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios” (“a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God”).

Whether this was cheating or not, we’ll leave to the historians and pundits, but there is no such controversy when it comes to the success of the Argentine wine industry. This can be attributed “un poco con la ayuda de la Madre Naturaleza y un poco con la uva Malbec” (“a little with the help of Mother Nature and a little with the grape of Malbec”).

Introduced to the wine world as an easy drinking, robust and great value red, through love and patience Argentina has gradually built the reputation of their Malbec into an extremely desirable and world famous premium product. This is no flash-in-the-pan fashion though, Argentine Malbec shows real longevity and it is difficult to see many other reds that could compete with it as its stellar trajectory shows no sign of flattening out.

Coming back to Maradona though, he is more often remembered for “the hand of God” than the “Goal of the Century” that he scored four minutes later. In a similar fashion, the quality of the rest of Argentina’s wine can be overshadowed by all the talk of Malbec. Argentine Malbec is one of the most impressive success stories in the world of wine. Argentina’s high altitude, low humidity and long ripening season make it one of the most perfect winemaking regions on Earth, so don’t forget to explore the delights of their Torrontes, Viognier, Tannat and Syrah…

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  • Becalm Malbec 2016

    Becalm Malbec 2018

    £14.00

    £14.00

    With its deep oceans of blueberry and black cherry fruit and bright, grippy tannins, this exclusive Malbec seems to r...
  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2018

    Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2018

    £12.75

    £12.75

    It's fair to say the French are passionate about their produce, so assured their wine is the best in the world that itâ€...
  • El Supremo Malbec 2018

    El Supremo Malbec 2018

    £9.50

    £9.50

    With deep violent tones and gentle aromas of ripple plums and cherries, this young red wine is a superb entry into the w...
  • Esperando Los Barbaros Malbec 2016

    Esperando Los Barbaros Malbec 2016

    £19.00

    £19.00

    This amazing natural wine embraces the wild, challenging terroir of the Uco Valley without ever pretending to tame it. W...
  • Picada 15 Malbec 2016 Argentina Red Wine

    Picada 15 Malbec 2018

    £12.00

    £12.00

    A Picada is both the name of a traditional Argentine platter of meat, cheeses and pickled vegetables, but it is also ...
  • Tapiz Bonarda 2014

    Tapiz Bonarda 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    If you've ever climbed Ben Nevis or Snowdon, then their summits are around the height that you'll find the Bonarda gr...
  • Tapiz Torrontes 2018

    Tapiz Torrontes 2018

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Just like hunting for men on a dating-app, when it comes to Argentinean winemaking, height is key. Sure, your grapes mig...

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