29 October 2010

Argentinean wines + Gigondas

Rene Moura from
Borough Wines

This weekend we are tasting wines from Mendoza, Argentina and also a top end Gigondas from the Rhone.

The Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon and Zolo Chardonnay are produced by Bodega Tapiz. Their wines come from carefully selected vineyards located in the terroir of Agrelo and Valle de Uco, both in Mendoza. Flanked by the imposing Andes, these vineyards are subjected to unique bio-climatic characteristics, thus making it a unique terroir for winemaking. The grapes harvested there reflect the perfect, alluvial enriched soil combined with an ideal exposure to sunlight and an incredible temperature range which persists throughout the summer.

Zolo Reserve Chardonnay 2007
The Reserve Chardonnay has a soft golden colour with green flashes. The nose is complex and intense, with notes of pear, apple and a hint of mineral. Good integration with vanilla provided by the French oak with a final intense and persistent.

Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Jam pecked with ripe cherry and boysenberry fruit. Notes of spice and dark chocolate. It has good length and good balance between oak and fruit.

Le Brut du Foudre Gigondas 2005
Top wine from La Cave Gigondas, this big and powerful Syrah and Grenache has an incredible complexity. Plenty of black fruits aromas. Nose of a great aromatic richness, strawberries, tobacco and pepper. The entry is elegant, delicate and racy. A long maturing can smooth and melt the tannins. The palate is rich and well balanced. Ends with a lingering finish. Prune and cherries retro-olfaction.

Come to taste them!

sources: http://www.bodega-tapiz.com.ar/ . http://www.cave-gigondas.fr/