South America: Delectable Wine From Chile, Argentina and Uruguay

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Let’s Head South: Vinous Pleasure from the Other America; Chile, Argentina & Uruguay ($15)

Friday, May 12th, 2017 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

My, how things have changed and progressed in South American wine. Just a few years ago, you mostly found Malbec, Malbec, and more Malbec in some form and it was really tough to put together a flight and have anything tasty except Malbec. This time around, I barely squeezed two Malbecs in!

Blends with Pais & Carignan, Sparkling from traditional Champagne grapes, and in the “who knew” category, two delicious wines from the emerging wine scene in Uruguay… from Tannat and Albariño, two grapes I’ve never seen before from South America.

This is a very tasty and indicative tasting of the future direction in the vinous pleasures from the other America. Like Wine? Love wine!

– Sandy

Las Perdices, Methode Champenoise Extra BrutThe Lineup: Friday, May 12, 2017

NV Las Perdices, Methode Champenoise Extra Brut  $17
Uco Valley, Argentina    80% Chardonnay / 20% Pinot Noir

16 Bodega Garzon, Albariño   $17
Uruguay

16 Vina Maitia, Pipeño “Aupa”   $12
Maule, Chile    80% Pais, 20% Carignan

14 Bodega Garzon, Tannat “Single Vineyard”   $18
Uruguay

13 Zorzal, Malbec “Gran Terroir”   $19
Mendoza, Argentina

Premium Pour ($4)     
12 Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec “Vista Flores”   $40
Mendoza, Argentina

 

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