My birthday actually fell on the day of a rather posh Polo Match, which I had been invited too by the agency. Sadly I was in Berlin, so couldn’t go. Polo and Argentina have a bit of a thing together; the Chamiza winery with its wines bedecked with mallet wielding horseman is a sponsor, I believe, of the sport. Knowing next to absolutely zilch of polo I was more than a little miffed that I couldn’t attend. Still, the bottle was a superb present.
Wine Tasting Note: La Chamiza Extra Brut Sparkling, NV, Mendoza, Argentina.
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A blend of Chardonnay (70%) and Chenin Blanc (30%) from the Tupungato and Maipu areas of Mendoza; it ‘could’ be described as frivolous. It is certainly fun; anything with bubbles can be described so but this, with a great depth of yeasty, developed, peachy, citrus flavours could also be seen as something a little more serious. Alcohol 13%.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 88/100