One of the benefits of living in Argentina – access to awesome cheap wine.
A bottle of wine to accompany an awesome pasta meal… around $5, check it out wine geeks. Argentina are famous for Malbec but they do a pretty nice Cab Sav, for AR$35 which is less than 5 Aussie dollars, you can easily get your hand on a decent Cab Sav. This far from boutique factory gem from San Felipe winery – Mendoza has had least 50% of the bottle on american oak for 7 months. Yeah yeah, it’s not french oak, you have to pay a few extra bucks for that privilege but it is delicious,
Cabernet Sauvignon – Roble – 2012
For those heading to Argentina here is a few tips to geek off too:
- Argentina is the 5th biggest wine producing country, Australia is the 7th.
- The grape listed on the bottle has to make up 80% of the contents – compared to 85% in Oz.
- Roble has at least 50% on oak for over 3 months
- Reserve has at least 50% on oak for 12 months (usually french)