Hello and welcome to Arpil’s Wine Club Case!
It hardly requires me to mention that these are highly unusual times but life goes on and so must we. With that in mind we have a great selection of wines to push your taste buds and broaden your viticultural horizons.
We kick of with a pair of French wines which despite being truly classic, world famous styles, could hardly be further apart in terms of character. These are a dry, minerally Chablis from Northern Burgundy and an aromatic off-dry Vouvray from the Loire Vally.
From there we remain firmly in the old world but move to a pair of wines that many will be less familiar with. The vastly underrated Encruzado grape variety from Portugal s responsible for many beautifully balanced and well structured wines but is barely drunk outside of its native land. The Falangina from Benevento is a great example of a wine that has grown out of the local areas gastronomic culture and paisr beautifully with southern Italain cuisine
We then skip over to South America where we find find two opposite approaches to forging an identity in a crowded global market place. On the one hand Patricio Gouguenheim has opted to cultivate the Torrontes grape variety which is now synonymous with Argentina in order to help foster a national wine identity. On the other hand Luis Felipe Edwards in Chile has taken the traditional French blend of Marsanne and Roussane and put a Chilean take on a Rhone Valley classic.
Many thanks for your continued support and I hope that you enjoy the case!