Friday, March 31, 2017

Wine Tasting in Argentina

Recently we went food and wine tasting in Argentina with Wine Knows Travel. I used a rating scale of 0-5, with 5 being the best, meaning yes, I would definitely buy this, and 0 being a way to let me know I probably wouldn't buy it.

These are the wineries we visited, and the wines we tasted on this segment of our trip.

Zuccardi Winery
• 2015 Torrantes. This is 14.5 alcohol; I rated it 3+
• Malbac 2015 – Malbec is the flagship wine in Argentina; I rated this as 3+
• Sweet wine Bodega Santa Julia; Rated 3-

El Enemigo Winery
• Sparkling wine; Rating 2-3
• Cabernet franc 2011; Rating 4+
• Malbec 2011; I rated this as a 5
• Bonarda 2012; Rated 3+
• Gran Enemigo Gualtallary, 2012 85% Cabernet franc, 15% Malbec; Linda rated this a 5; I rated it as a 3.

Casa de Uco Winery
We tasted the wines at this winery, but they were in different stages of the fermenting process, so needless to say, the wines we tasted were not ready, but the experience was very interesting.

Bodges Salentein Winery
• 2015 Malbec 3+
• Cabernet franc 2014 100% rated 4+
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 rated 3

Finca Sophenia Winery
• Chardonnay 2015, I rated this as average 2-3
• Sauvignon blanc 2015, rated as 4-
• 2015 Malbec rated 4+
• Sophenia Synthesis Malbec 2014, rated 3+
• Cabernet 2012, rated  3+

Caelum Winery - I really enjoyed this winery and their wines
• Torrantes 2016 Muscat family; great flavor; I rated this as 4-5
• White Fiono; crispy; This one was aged 12 months and needs time to ripen
• Malbec 2013; rating 4 aged 12 mo in oak barrels; about $20/bottle
• Cabernet Sauvignon 2013; Rated 4-5


Catena Zapata Winery
• Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay 2014; rated 3
• Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2012; rated 4+
• Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2013; rated 2
• Nicolas Catena Zapata 2013; rated 2

Wine tasting is a very personal experience and your rating will probably differ from mine, and that is ok. 

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