It was a chilly old night but we managed to shake down Tirso Club with some lovely winter warmers on Tuesday at Come Wine With Us BA.
Blends was the theme, one white, one bubbly and five reds. The biggest hit of the evening was the mysterious MontaĂ±a red blend (we have no idea what’s in it and neither do they) byÂ TajĂşnGapulÂ (backslang for junta pulga or mutt), our first sellout. Snap this up forÂ 250 pesos â€“ email me for details.
Another ace red liquid hugÂ this winter is BodegaÂ Norton’s Quorum III and I love the ingenuity behind this tri-varietal, tri-vintage bad boy. What does that mean?Â Malbec harvested in 2007, Tannat harvested in 2010, Petit Verdot harvested in 2011 â€“ all in one bottle. That dexterity led toÂ winemaker Jorge Riccitelli being named one of Decanter‘sÂ top 30 enologists in the world in 2015.Â Also 250 pesos.
La Poderosa’s Extra Brut also put in a star turn come midnight for DĂa del Amigo so cheers to you and that! A new Pinot Noir Chardonnay charmat method fizz that launched earlier this year, this retails in supermarkets for around 130 pesos, a bubblyÂ bargain.Â From all good supermarkets.
Foodie winos also raved aboutÂ Bien Con Vino’s Carnes Rojas 2014, a sultry Cabernet Franc/Malbec blend designed by sommeliers Mariana Achaval and Valeria Mortara and handled by Monteviejo’s Marcelo Pelleriti. We paired it with skirt steak but it would do equally well with a T-bone. 270 pesos from Aldo’s Vinoteca.
That’s it for July’s #ComeWineWithUs but we’ll be back in August with new wines to sample. SalĂş!