Continuing my adventures with the wines of Argentina, and another from the @fincasophenia winery, their Sauvignon Blanc.
From Gualatallary, Tupungato in Mendoza, at the height of 4,000 feet a.s.l , comes this top notch SB. Hand harvested, like so many of the top Argentine grapes, the grapes here are multi harvested across the ripened period, to offer different levels of ripeness, allowing acidity, aromas, and volume to show in a balanced fashion across the final blend.
First thing to note is the greenish yellow colour as the first pour reaches the glass. Even before the liquid has settled in the glass, the aromas of citrus fruits and floral herbs exude from the glass, inviting a raise to the lips and expectation of something above the normal.
Not to be disappointed, the mouth explodes with flavours. Floral at first, with tropical fruits bouncing around, with the texture of the wine filling the mouth as the acidity works alongside the flavours to create a harmonious fullness, before the final swallow and the residual acid leaving you wanting more, as the lengthy finish results in the lingering of fruits, before raising the glass for another sip.
One thing I have found on my latest trip to Argentina, after two years away, has been the expansion of quality wines more readily available, from a far wider variety of grapes than previous encounters. Whilst I have drunk Sauvignon Blanc from here before, this wine from @fincasophenia stands head and shoulders above others I have had from the country, and I believe thus particular wine has good potential to develop further over the next couple of years.
I will definitely revisit this. (My score, for what it us worth, 92/100).