Although one of Argentina’s trump cards is its Malbec grape, the South American nation also holds a strong hand when it come to its wine experts. Earlier this year, Argentine sommelier Paz Levinson represented her country at the 14ème Concours A.S.I. du Meilleur Sommelier du Monde in Tokyo, reaching the semi-finals – no mean feat considering she was up against some of the finest noses in the business. Here is her top five selection of Argentine wines for 2013.
RIGLOS QUINTO SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012, BODEGA RIGLOS
This wine is made from grapes that grow in a great place – Uco Valley. Vines grow in rocky soil and there’s no winery, just hectares of vineyards for premium wine and a farmhouse with a clay oven. It’s as simple as that. When the wine is made it has aromas such as yeast, grapefruit and passion fruit. Fermented until it’s dry (no sugar), it has citrus and mineral flavours. Ideal with a marinated salmon starter or salads with fresh goat’s cheese.
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