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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…

  • Ormadei Malbec 2017

    £13.50

    £13.50

    People like Argentine Malbec for its raw, heavyweight, power; and that's what Ormadei delivers by the sackfull, but that's not all. Big hitting, yes, but rich, fruity and smooth with it.
  • Sierra Alta Malbec 2017

    £8.50

    £8.50

    Vibrant black cherry flavours, accompanied by ripe plum, hints of chocolate and supple tannins.

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  • Domingo Molina Malbec 2012

    Domingo Molina Malbec 2014

    £18.00

    £18.00

    Sometimes we wish we had more than words with which to convey our wines to you. If we could, we'd take you into a sad...
  • Hermanos Malbec 2016

    Hermanos Malbec Salta 2016

    £14.75

    £14.75

    A band of brothers is a powerful thing. If you’ve watched the mini-series directed by Steven Spielberg documenting Ame...
  • Ormadei Malbec 2016 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Ormadei Malbec 2017

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Bang! In your face! Let's not pussyfoot around, people like Argentine Malbec for its raw, heavyweight, power; and tha...
  • Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2013

    Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc 2014

    £36.00

    £36.00

    Thrill seeker? Adrenaline junkie? Wine connoisseur? Sounds like Mendoza might just be the place for you. What with it...

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