Tordoffs Autumn Winter Guide to Antigals Sumptuous Malbecs
By Shaun Tordoff
This article cannot be written before paying homage to a lady who is a native Mendozian.
“Miriam Gomez” is without doubt a leading figure a pioneer, who is at the top of her game and is Antigals Winemaker. Miriam quotes “At Antigal, I have the freedom to create single-varietal and blended wines in a variety of styles. Most importantly, I work with the best possible fruit in the finest of facilities. Those advantages alone inspire exceptional results”.
Tordoffs are proud to represent Antigal Wineries and to show case their wines to our loyal clients who have become trusting in our selections knowing that they are sourced with care and dedication and the quality is paramount.
So why are Antigals Malbecs so prolific? Many say that Malbec has become a victim of its own success and maybe that is true of some, but not Antigal.
Antigals wines are renowned for being a deep purple colour, full bodied, smooth, and rich with medium tannins. Its small thick-skinned grapes that have evolved from being grown at high altitude in the foothills of the Andes starting from around 750 m above sea level and rising to 1700m. This gives way to a transformation that exuberates rich fruity flavours owing to the prolonged exposure to the high-altitude sunlight. Each vineyard boasts its own micro-climate adding to the character of the wine.
Over the Autumn and winter months Tordoffs will be introducing Antigals selection of Malbecs among others from the portfolio.
Keep your eyes on the website for two new wines from Antigal that are the perfect Sauvignon Blancs to accompany the Christmas dinner turkey among other things. Both the Estimulo and the Uno are 100% Sauvignon Blanc which are bursting with fresh, clean citrus flavours that linger whilst refreshing the pallet readying the mouth for its next encounter.
Please remember that these are all limited to quantities and to those of you who know these wines, have learnt that they will soon be no longer available and will have to wait for the next vintages to come along.