The flavours of a good Argentinian white wine are versatile and when it’s time to buy Argentinian white wine online, it pays to have a choice to browse. You may already have a favourite but looking through some of the other options on the market may be your chance to find a new favourite. Argentinian wine producers are diverse in their winemaking methods as well as their choice of flavours and grapes, so there is plenty of variety to choose from. Below are just five amazing Argentinian whites you should handle.
Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay, 2013
A good Argentinian Chardonnay offers the authenticity you’d expect from a good Chardonnay with a distinctly Argentinian twist. This Tilia Chardonnay is in a classic straw-yellow shade, with glimmers of soft green. It is rich is bold tropical fruits with peach and pear also coming through. Its floral on the nose and the fruity freshness is layered with sweet and aromatic vanilla, as well as oaky spiciness. This beautiful fresh and slightly acidic Chardonnay is named after the Linden Tree which is common across Argentina and it is made at Bodegas Esmerelda.
El Esteco Cuma Organic Torrontes, 2016
Torrontes is a native Argentinian grape and has a bright and refreshing character, as you’d expect from a good white wine. This particular bottle is organic too. El Esteco Cuma Organic Torrontes 2016 begins with perfume-like floral notes of rose petals and heads into exotic jasmine with zesty citrus fruits coming through. The Torrontes grape varietal is known for its orange and orange blossom flavours and this El Esteco offering perfectly captures the flavours of the grape.
Tarquino Sauvignon Blanc
An Argentinian Sauvignon Blanc with an extremely pale colouring and fresh grassy flavours, this Tarquino Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderful example of how fine an Argentinian white can be. Crisp and clean on the finish and fresh and fruity on the nose, this Sauvignon offers that freshly cut grass aroma and ripe grapefruit, citrus freshness and sweet succulent peach on the palate. It is highly acidic, vibrant and bright.
Familia Zuccardi Chardonnay, Q 2014
Familia Zuccardi is one of the better known Argentinian wine producers and this Chardonnay is another fine example of how great Argentinian Chardonnay can be. Straw yellow in colour with the occasional green hue, Familia Zuccardi Chardonnay Q 2014 mixes up orchard and citrus fruits. Pears and white peaches mix with a little citrus freshness. The Chardonnay is aged well and as such has a little welcome spiciness, floral character and even the subtlest notes of buttered toast. Chardonnay Q 2014 has a particularly long aftertaste, which anticipatingly lingers.
Argento Pinot Grigio, 2014
Argento is one of the older Argentinian wine growers in the Mendoza Valley. Founded in 1998 their beautiful wines have been enjoyed around the world. This fresh Argento Pinot Grigio is rich in pineapple freshness and peach flavours. A more aromatic nature is lent to the wine with camomile notes and other floral aromas which lead to a wonderfully fresh and gently fruity wine.