We understand full well just how overwhelming it can be to find yourself in the middle of the LCBO (or your local wine store) and navigate your way through aisles and aisles of seemingly endless wine options. Right now until August 15th, Argentine Wines are in the spotlight at LCBO with 13 wines on limited time offers that you won’t want to miss out on! From crisp whites to Vintages gems, keep reading for 13 great Argentine wines to discover at the LCBO right now!
~ Five Argentine White Wines ~
Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc 2018
New to the LCBO, this certified sustainable and vegan-friendly wine is produced by Doña Paula, a leader in viticulture research. All wines are made with 100% estate-grown fruit at vineyards located more than 1,000 metres above sea level. Enjoy this Sauvignon Blanc with fish, shellfish, sushi and summer salads.
ZAPHY Organic Chardonnay 2019
New to the LCBO, this certified organic chardonnay is produced by Trapiche, the number one brand in Argentina and recipient of the New World Winery of the Year in 2019. This unoaked Chardonnay has citrus and tropical fruit aromas and crisp acidity and pairs with seafood, vegetables and pasta in light sauces.
Argento Selección Pinot Grigio 2019
Certified sustainable and vegan wine
Dry, fresh style with no oak influence. Pairs perfectly with warm summer nights. Ontario’s best-selling Argentine Pinot Grigio (based on LCBO sales).
Graffigna Pinot Grigio 2018
Graffigna has 150 years of winemaking history in the Andean valleys of San Juan, Argentina. This Pinot Grigio combines San Juan fruit with grapes from the Uco Valley in Mendoza. The result is a wine with delicate floral and tropical fruit aromas, light and clean ripe apricot and white peach flavours, notes of chamomile and a bright, crisp finish.
Fuzion Organic Chardonnay Torrontés 2018
Certified organic wine that is crisp, fruity and refreshing with aromas of roses, orange peel and chamomile and citrus and ripe stone fruit. Fuzion wines have been value leaders for more than 10 years at the LCBO.
~ Five Argentine Malbecs & Blends ~
Kaiken Especial Malbec 2018
Practitioners of biodynamic viticulture in one of Mendoza’s oldest premium wine growing regions. An intense, lively and elegant wine with elegant structure, smooth tannins and a long finish.
Catena Malbec 2017
Certified sustainable wine by an early pioneer of high-altitude viticulture in Argentina. This wine is a blend of three vineyards at three different altitudes. Catena Wines was recently awarded World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2020 by Drinks International.
Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2018
This “Fair for Life” Certified brand is sustainably sourced, supports its workers, their families and local infrastructure and offers consistent quality with a long track record of recognition from top wine critics (91 points, James Suckling; 90+ points, Robert Parker).
Alamos Malbec 2018
Grown at high-altitudes, this 2018 Malbec offers layers of dark cherry and blackberry and a velvety mouthfeel. Aromas of violet intertwine with spice and vanilla, while balanced tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and expansive finish. A complex red wine that pairs beautifully with a wide range of cuisine.
Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Organic 2018
This certified organic and vegan friendly wine is produced by one of Veneto, Italy’s most iconic wineries and consists of 15% semi-dried Corvina, which undergoes the Appassimento Method whereby the grapes are partially dried before being pressed and introduced to a secondary fermentation with the Malbec. Argentina’s dry, sunny, high-altitude climate lends itself to organic farming and this wine has a strong, exuberant character from the Malbec grape, coupled with the easy appeal and attractiveness of Venetian wines through the addition of the lightly dried Corvina Veronese grape.
~ Three Argentine Cabernet Sauvignons ~
Callia Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon is the third most planted grape in Argentina. New to the LCBO in 2020, this carbon neutral wine hails from Argentina’s Tulum Valley in San Juan, a desert landscape in the Andes that miraculously yields abundant fruit and results in wine with fresh and fruity aromas and complex spiced notes.
Trapiche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Trapiche, the number one brand in Argentina and recipient of the New World Winery of the Year in 2019. This Cabernet has aromas of plums, red berries and a touch of licorice. Blackberry, chocolate and a toasted touch on the palate make this fresh and clean wine an excellent partner for barbecue chicken or beef or strong cheeses.
La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Made with sustainable viticulture practices, this wine hails from one of the oldest and most prestigious wine regions in Mendoza where the high-altitude sun shines more than 300 days per year. The 2017 was awarded 93 points by Tim Atkin, MW. This full-bodied, complex Cabernet was aged in French and American Oak. It’s a perfect accompaniment for BBQ fare.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, @GracieCarroll)