Trapiche Broquel and Davino Domaine Ceptura blanc
I received these two Argentinian wines for tasting from Cramele Halewood, the importer of Trapiche to Romania. The Broquel wines have a price of around 10 EUR per bottle both for the white as the red. Torrontes is poised to be, just like the Malbec is for the reds, the flagship white wine of Argentina. I like this grape variety for its rich aromatics, its good structure and usually is inexpensive.
Trapiche Broquel Torrontes 2009
The wine has a deep yellow lemon color. The wine has very nice floral and fruity aromatics on the nose with hints of litchi, roses and ripe yellow fruits. In the mouth, the wine is medium body with a good depth, pleasant acidity and flavors of ripe yellow fruits, finishing with a discreet sensation of sweetness. A very pleasant and fresh wine for the fish or white meat dishes. Good+
Davino Domaine Ceptura Blanc 2009
The wine has a clear yellow lemon color. The nose is fresh with strong aromas of acacia and elder. In the mouth the wine starts with an immediate off dry sensation, a higher acidity than the Torrontes that makes it vibrant, fresh and almost reminding of a Frizzante. Notes of white and yellow flowers, ripe apples and pears are making the taste of this crispy medium body wine that finishes fresh with a medium aftertaste. Good+ to Very good. The price is around 18 EUR in wine shops.
Trapiche Broquel Malbec 2008
The wine has a dark red-purple color. The wine is very fruit forward with a creamy sweet mix of different ripe dark berries on the nose. In the mouth this medium body wine shows flavors of blackberry and black cherry, with a pleasant mouth feel and a short to medium finish. Good+. This is not a fancy wine but a good value one that should be a good pairing to any regular barbecue.
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