Off the Beaten Track: Argentina Edition

argentina1Not mad for Malbecs? This Tuesday Tasting we try 3 delicious wines that don’t come from the country’s most popular grape. Featuring:

  • Amalaya – Made predominately from Torrontes (an aromatic white grape indigenous to the country), but blended with a touch of dry Riesling to create a full-bodied white tasting of peach and tangerine with a touch of lemongrass and fennel on the finish. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Ji Ji Ji (Pronounced “Hee Hee Hee”) —This unique blend of Pinot Noir and Malbec (ok, we cheated a little on this one) is becoming a cult classic, with new vintages selling out in days and earning rave reviews (Decanter: 95 pts; Wine Advocate: 91); bright, ruby red, it’s filled with cherry, raspberry and blood-orange flavors balanced by a crisp minerality. $21 btl, $9 btg
  • Via Revolucionaria Bonarda – Harvested from Argentina’s second most popular red grape (Bonarda), this rich red is picked at 4 different times during the growing season then blended to create an earthy red tasting of blueberry, dark cherry with a touch of leather and smoke. $17 btl, $8 btg

Tasting: $12

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