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Argentina delight

20 February 2012

Tonight’s tipple is a wine from Argentina. We had a tasting of Argentine wines at the office a couple of months ago. Argentine wines are widely available in Europe, especially the Malbec variety. A typical Malbec is OK, but nothing more. But here was something different. A grape called Bonarda, which I had never heard of before. It is not native to Argentina, but apparently it likes the climate and soil there, because the wine I am drinking as I write this is very nice. It is called La Linda 2009 and comes from Bodega Luigi Bosca.

It is a wine with balls–14.5% alcohol, but more importantly, tons of body and flavour. The rear label says it is a good wine to go with steak–not surprising, considering that it comes from one of the world’s main beef-producing countries–but it is also delicious on its own.

Yet another example why lesser-known grapes are always worth trying.

From → Wine

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