Finca Familia Red Blend, Finca Agostino, Mendoza

Country : Argentina

Grape Varieties : Malbec; Petit Verdot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Syrah

A super-premium blend from one of Argentina's most respected winemakers, Pepe Gomez. Deeply rich, full and generous in style, with concentrated black fruit flavours and hints of spice, dark chocolate and vanilla. An absolute stunner!

Tasting note : Dark in colour, with notes of smokey blackcurrant on the nose. The palate is rounded, rich and velvety, with deeply concentrated blackcurrant fruit, exotic spices, mocha and dark chocolate. The finish is long and succulent.

Food Pairing : Game; peppered steak; spicy meatballs in tomato sauce; roasted vegetables; pasta arrabbiata.

More info : This delicious red is an elegant blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Uco Valley and Syrah and Petit Verdot from the Maipú Valley. Each variety was carefully matched to the vineyard site to achieve maximum quality, ripeness and balance. The grapes were hand-picked and carefully selected before being aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. This is a great example of what top-end producers are achieving in Argentina.

Winery : Finca Agostino was established by four brothers, Vicenzo, Rosalia, Sebastian and Miguel Agostino, who acquired their vineyard in Barrancas, Maipú in 2003. As well as investing in the most modern technology for their cellar, they are dedicated to sustainable agriculture. By allowing native vegetation to grow between the vines the Agostinos ensure long-term soil fertiiity; their own reservoir ensures they control the use of water; and they re-cycle all of their waste products. Veteran winemaker, Jose Pepe Gomez, brings years of experience and a natural passion for winemaking to the project. By selecting vineyard sites at high altitude which benefit from warm days and cool nights, high quality grapes are guaranteed, giving Pepe the best raw materials to work with.