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  • New Arrivals from Argentina

    Special Offers on Casta del Sur Wines

    The latest arrivals at Hard to Find Wines are from Casta del Sur in the Mendoza region of Argentina. The farm is split between premium vines and olive trees on around 10 hectares. Maria Marta Sottano and Patricio Zapata took on the Estate in 2011 and have since found success with their wines being highly recommended by Dirceu Vianna MW writing in Decanter magazine in 2015. Their wines consistently rate 90+ points.

    Until 31 December 2018, we are offering Casta del Sur Wines at a discount. Place your order today to experience these excellent Argentine wines.

     


     

    Casta del Sur Canyengue Grand Reserve 2013
    £17.99
    Was £24.99

     

    A bottle of Casta del Sur Canyengue Grand Reserve 2013

    Spicy and fruitful with mocha and vanilla from the 18 months in French and American oak. A finesse arriving from the balance of Malbec, Roboso, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Soft with a generous structure and excellent length

    Casta del Sur Las Andanas 2016
    £11.99
    Was £13.99

    A bottle of Casta del Sur Las Andanas 2016

    Blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon offering easy drinking and ageing potential of up to 10 years. Purplish red colouration with aromas of black pepper and mocha. Juicy Malbec flavours with a long lasting finish.

    Casta del Sur Malbec 2015
    £14.99
    Was £17.99

    A bottle of Casta del Sur Malbec 2015

    Deep red and purple hue, succulent dark berries with hints of pepper and spice. Towards the finish mocha and gentle oaking shows through from 10 months in a mix of French and American oak.

  • Malbec World Day 17th April 2013

    Malbec Day

    To celebarate Malbec World Day this year we are offering a 5% discount on all of our Malbecs, along with a special offer mixed Malbec case for £68.62, a 10% reduction to get you in the Malbec mood!

    Although now often associated with Argentina, the Malbec grape varietal has its roots in France as one of the 5 permitted in the production of Bordeaux wines to add complexity and additional tannins. It's characteristics are generally deep ruby colouration, a rich nose and plummy notes on the palate. Rarely delicate, it is a grape for those who enjoy full bodied fruity reds!

    Although a difficult grape to grow, partly due to its thinner skin, it is now being taken up in other regions such as New Zealand and South Africa where it is still often used as a grape for blending usually with Merlot. At Hard to Find Wines we have great examples of this from our boutique vineyards of Moana Park and Bladen. From South Africa we have one of the very few single varietal Malbecs being produced at Vrede en Lust with their Mocholate Malbec, producing stunning flavours of rich plum with hints of chocolate and coffee.

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