Tuesday, 21 July 2009

TN : Argento Bonarda 2007, Mendoza, Argentina

The word Argento, meaning silver in Latin, is often used colloquially in Argentina to refer to a thing or a person that is quintessentially Argentine.

This wine was bottled with a screwcap. Gerardo Cirrincione was the winemaker. The grapes are sourced from Rivadavia (East Oasis) which is located at 600-700 metres above sea level. The grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel fermentation at 28 to 30 degrees for seven days. The wine then is aged for three months in American oak. The residual sugar is 1.94 grammes per litre, the acidity is 5.07 grammes per litre, and the pH is 3.8.

Colour : Dark red, blackcurrant

Aroma : Cherry, milk chocolate, blackcurrant

Taste : Fruity, mouth watering, blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, juicy, fruity, tart tannic finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 69 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Argento

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