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Argentina Wines, TASTED 100% BLIND by Andreas Larsson

Argentina Wines,  TASTED 100% BLIND by Andreas Larsson

To end a hard blind tasting month, Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World traveled in February to Argentina to taste more than 400 wines from Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan, San Rafael and more! This amazing tasting was hosted by Sheraton Hotel Mendoza. A lot of winemakers met with Andreas Larsson and saw what a hard work a blind tasting is, but how fair and right it proves to remain. Today we want to present you the best wines by categories. All the results are available on our web site. Before looking at the notes, the average score of this tasting is 86. The highest score is 95 points and the lowest is 80 points.

Mendoza

Best Sparkling:
89 Points - Bodega Ruca Malen – Brut NV – Mendoza – Agrelo – White
88 Points - Viña Las Perdices – Brut Nature NV – Mendoza – Lujan de Cuyo – White
87 Points - Bodega y Viñedos Polo – Vinyes Ocults Pinot Noir Extra Brut NV – Uco Valley – Rose

Best Whites:
91 Points - Chakana – Estate Selection Chardonnay 2015 – Mendoza – Agrelo
90 Points - Bodegas El Esteco – Old Vines Torrontés 2016 – Cafayate Valley
90 Points - Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos – Trivento Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – Mendoza – Maipu

Best Rosés:
89 Points - Alpamante Estate Wine – Breva Rose Syrah 2016 – Mendoza             – Ugarteche
88 Points - Bodega Gieco Devalle Jorge – Rosé de Malbec 2015 – Mendoza – Vistalba
86 Points - Bodega Argana Cavas del Atuel – Argana Malbec Rosé 2016 – Mendoza – San Rafael

Best Reds:
95 Points - Matervini – Antes Andes Valles Calchaquies 2014 – Cafayate Valley
95 Points - Bodegas Chandon – Terrazas De Los Andes Single Vineyard 2013 – Mendoza – Las Compuertas
95 Points - C&P Sur – Don Cano 2015 – Mendoza – Lujan de Cuyo                              
                                                                     
You can find Andreas Larsson’s grading scale here:
http://blindtasted.com/blog/what-does-andreas-larssons-score-reveal-about-your-wine


TASTED 100% BLIND Wine of the day:

Monday 15
Doña Paula – Sauvage Blanc NV
Argentina – Sparkling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eeDeQwH7SU
83 Points


Tuesday 16
Cuma – Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Argentina – Cafayate Valley – Red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfW45b-ms1o
86 Points


Wednesday 17
Bodega Don Rosendo – Select Malbec 2013
Argentina – Red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-9Q8S2qmzQ
92 Points


Thursday 18
El Esteco – Serie Fincas Notables Malbec 2013
Argentina – Salta – Red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UdktPFz5Z0
89 Points


Friday 19
Trapiche – Pure 2014
Argentina – Mendoza – Red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh2FFCxsl5Q
91 Points


Saturday 20
Abremundos – Octava Bassa 2011
Argentina – Mendoza – Red
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2k6-a-t6m8
92 Points


Sunday 21
Esquinas de Argento – Pinot Grigio 2015
Argentina – Mendoza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eeDeQwH7SU
84 Points

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