PolOpuesto Qué Grande Sos! 2018

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REGION:
Tunuyán, Uco Valley, Argentina
GRAPES:
Criolla Grande, Criolla Chica, Cereza, Tempranillo, Bonarda & Muscat
VINEYARD:
Organic
CELLAR:
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
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A rather brilliant, herby little fruit bomb from a very contrary Argentinian producer who is going out of his way to swim against the stylistic tide of the more widely-known wines of this country. Here we have a big field blend (the grapes are grown and harvested together in one vineyard) of native varietals that sadly arent used so much in the wine that makes it to these shores - the likes of Criolla Grande, Criolla Chica (otherwise known as País or Mission), Cereza and Bonarda. We also have a healthy dose of Muscat bringing up the rear; an aromatic white grape that really lifts not only the colour in the glass but the aromatic profile too. We've described this wine in the past as being like a bouncing ball - it's so round and juicy and a lot of fun. Chill it down to get it at its best, it's one of them - new world glouglou perfection (the name translates as 'how great you are!'). The right side of £20 too.

Pol Opuesto is one Pol Andsnes, a philosophy grad, who trained to make wine in many different countries before settling down in Argentina. The name of the project denotes his contrary approach, i.e. not working with Malbec, loving the indigenous (often unloved) grape varieties, valuing the vineyard and making wines with minimal extraction or intervention.