Stellina will break new ground on Thursday July 23 at 6:30 as we taste a range of Argentina’s Best Wines
as part of our summer “Under The Stars” winetasting series. Enjoy great wines, selected antipasti and good conversation while seated under the grapevines of our Italian arbor.
Argentina has a long history in winemaking, going back to 1557 when the first cuttings were brought over from Spain. Since then there has been a steady emigration of European settlers bringing both their grape varieties and their experience to the New World.
The past forty years have seen an explosion, as more winemakers have begun to realize Argentina’s potential. Today she is the fifth largest winemaking country in the world. More importantly for us, with the combination of high altitude/low humidity environment Argentina is recognized as one of the finest micro-climates for growing premium grapes.
Our tasting of Argentinian wines will be accompanied by selected antipasti and expert commentary from an industry representative.
Cost for the tasting is $29. per person. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservation page of this website.
The wines at the tasting will include the following:
The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavendar notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provies exceptional length to the finish.
Adrianna Catena grew up drinking Old-World Bordeaux with her father. She will never forget the first time dad received a shipment of wine from France and opened a bottle of Cheval Blanc for her.
Alejandro Vigil served Angelica Zapata Cabernet Franc at his wedding. It’s as if both Alejandro and Adrianna were born with a taste for the peppery aromas, grainy tannins and freshness of this variety.
This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish.
Michel Torino, Torrontes “Don David”
Argentina’s native white varietal. Intense perfumed aromas of tropical fruits, spring flowers and notes of roses. This is an elegant and complex wine with a rich, mellow, fruity taste and clean, crisp finish.
The 2013 Don David Torrontes has delicate floral and rose aromas, with orange peel and toasted bread notes. On the palate, elegant and fresh citrus, peach and anise flavors are shaped by bright acidity and a ripe character.