South American Highlights - Mixed Case
South America has become noted for its quality yet relatively inexpensive red wines over the last decade or so. Grape varieties such as Malbec have risen to stardom in Argentina and Merlot is not just a cheap and cheerful offering from the Central Valleys any more but also a sophisticated and flavoursome wine with great class and depth of flavour.
There are also some great white wines that are bound to impress. Sauvignon Blanc is top of the pops these days and it's usually from New Zealand but Chile's Casablanca Valley is making some corkers. Torontes is a lesser known wine that is famous in Argentina and if you love Asian cuisine there's nothing finer.
Try this excellent value mixed case that contains 3 bottles of each wine. Terrific value too.
Sauvignon Blanc Reserva - Terranoble, Casablanca Valley, Chile
This is wonderfully fresh and vibrant with elegant aromas of citrus and tropical fruits and as you would expext, some touches of green capsicum as well. Very persistent in the finish, it makes for a terrific aperitif but also pairs well with fish and seafood.
Torrontes - Les Uvas, Mi Terruno, Mendoza, Argentina
This pure Torrontes comes from the Santa Rosa area of Mendoza where the altitude is lower and ripening comes sooner. This aromatic varietal gives wonderful notes of rose petals and Turkish Delight on the nose and it is light, refreshing and with a fine acidity on the palate.
Malbec Reserve - Mi Terruno, Mendoza, Argentina
Proper Argentinian Malbec ! Just what you should expect. Intensely coloured still showing youth with some notes of violet. The nose is typical of red fruits such as plums and cherries with hints of vanilla behind from the oak maturation. Full bodied and round with ripe and sweet tannins to back the luscious fruit flavours. Just the thing for a good steak or a well seasoned Rib of Beef.
Merlot Reserva - Terranoble, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Simply packed with ripe, red fruits, this distinctive Merlot shows typically varietal aromas that lead to a juicy palate with well integrated tannins that also lead to a fresh and lasting finish. All in all this is an excellent New World Merlot that is a great food partner but fun to drink by itself too.