Argentina needs to “focus on whites”

on 12/03/12 at 2:12 pm

Wine

Argentina needs to start focusing more on its white wines, according to one of the country’s top producers.

Alberto Arizu of Bodega Luigi Bosca believes there is a real opportunity for high-end white blends in Argentina, and Chardonnay from the Uco Valley.

Speaking at a lunch hosted by Bancroft Wines at Gaucho in Piccadilly, Arizu told db: “We’ve already shown the world that Argentina can do reds, now it’s time to prove our worth with our whites.

“Chardonnay is the second most important white grape in Argentina and we’re discovering new areas to plant it, like Lujan de Cuyo. Argentinian Chardonnay has a unique character to Chile and other New World examples,” he said.

Arizu cited the bodega’s Gala 3, a premium blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Riesling, as an example of what Argentina can do outside Torrontes.

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