Price per item - £18.99 inc.VAT - (£15.83 ex.VAT)
Since visiting Mendoza for the first time in 1989, Paul Hobbs has been making fine wine from this superb high-altitude terrain. In 1998 he founded Vina Cobos, and since then has been making some of Argentina's greatest wines - Paul was the first to convince America of Malbec's potential from South America - you can't get better than that!
For the Felino wines, Cobo's looks for freshness and fruity expression. Made from grapes sourced from different regions in Mendoza,they represent the entrance to the superb wines from this estate. We first came across them about six-seven years ago, and every year they have come back better than before.
Just recently, Paul has handed winemaking duties for Felino over to Andros Vignoni, who has concentrated on envisaging a more European style: fresher fruit, less oaking. The results are delicious: a tropical nose of mangoes, pineapples and citrus. On the palate, flavours of green apple, peach, and subtle notes of vanilla dance and scintillate. This is clean, serious and sharp, with good freshness and minerality and with very little influence from the oak.
Price per bottle - £14.99 inc.VAT
A great value-priced example of Spanish Albariño with balanced acidity and flavours that lean towards more tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple with crisp and zesty notes of Granny...
Price per bottle - £16.99 inc.VAT
Probably our favourite Cortese! Made from fruit from four vineyards, this is crunchy with delicious clean citrus and a long finish.
Price per bottle - £12.99 inc.VAT
Some years before 1950, engineer Alberto ‘Tito’ Zuccardi arrived in Mendoza from Tucumán, the small province in northwest Argentina where his Italian grandparents had settled many years before. He began...