Walmart’s U.K. sibling Asda’s budget bottle of private brand wine La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Chile has been awarded the best in show title at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
After blind taste tests of around 16,000 reds and whites from across the globe, a panel of 240 international wine experts judged Asda’s low-cost Malbec to be the ‘ultimate crowd pleaser’.
Argentinian wines continue to impress
By Regina Murphy email@example.com Jul 23, 2016
Rutini Trumpeter Malbec 2014
The Winery says: The Trumpeter Reserve Malbec displays intense red color with deep violet tones. On the nose, fruity aromas of cherries and plums are shown with a delicate mint note. The mouthfeel is subtle, fine and sweet tannins with a long and lasting finish.
The Critics say: “Good ripe black fruits in the nose like black currant and black cherry with a little bit of a spice component. In the mouth you have more nice black fruits, notably blackberry, with a touch of cocoa. This wine is not particularly long but is pleasant enough.” —www.anuvawines.com
The Gazette says: Dark ruby color. Genteel nose with roses and stone fruits, some spice. Luxurious with plums and blackberries, cinnamon and faint nutmeg. Sweet, silky in the mouth, but the tannins give it some structure. Dark fruit flavor lingers, juicy.
El Nino hampers Argentina’s 2016 wine harvest
Amanda Barnes May 23, 2016
The El Niño weather cycle saw Argentina report its worst pre-harvest grape losses since 1957, with production in 2016 expected to be 27% smaller than 2015 across the country and 39% down in Mendoza.
Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/el-nino-argentina-2016-wine-harvest-305057/#3GfT2Ut2Dw5GXbVG.99
Malbec’s ever growing popularity is presenting Argentine producers with a dilemma as to whether to promote the country’s broader diversity of varieties and styles or focus in on its flagship grape