Vino Fino Argentino was established by old friends Jock Matthews and Tim Bartley who met at Otago university where they made home-brewed beer together in the microbiology building. In 2013 Tim headed in the Manuka Honey direction and Jock continued with the idea of importing and selling wine to friends throughout New Zealand.
A fascination and love for Argentinian food, wine and especially Malbec grew following many trips to Medoza and San Juan provinces at the foothills of the Andes. Jock started his discovery of Argentinian wine in 1986 while playing for the Provincial Rugby team in San Juan.
After sourcing difficulties with a number of vineyards and laborious process of becoming a wine merchant the Vino Fino Argentino brand was born and the first shipment was landed in 2014.
With a growing range of varieties and styles Vino Fino Argentino aims to bring the quality boutique wines and gourmet products from across Argentina to your door.
After a successful business career, Don Fransisco Montes, an immigrant from Andalucia, Spain, founded Casa Montes Winery-Vineyards in 1992.
The vineyards lie in the Tulum Valley, on the banks of the San Juan River, 700 meters above sea level, at latitude 31 degrees south. The annual average temperature is 17 degrees centigrade whereas the yearly, mean precipitation is less than 200mm. This oasis is situated in a privileged environment among the highest Cordilleran peaks of San Juan Province, including 160 hectares of vineyards, totally managed under trellis systems and irrigated by Andean melt-off.
The entire perimetrical boundaries of the vineyards are strategically bordered and protected by a natural forest of carob trees [ceratonia siliqua]. Under these exceptional environmental conditions, the healthy and exact maturation of the grapes is achieved by Casa Montes, distinguished by Viognier and Chardonnay [examples of some whites] and Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tannat among reds.
As a complement to its agricultural potency, Casa Montes Winery-Vineyards boasts a vanguard winery with state-of -the-art technology, whose capacity exceeds 2,000,000 litres, utilizing 100% stainless steel tanks and a completely automatic system for temperature and pumping control, which allows for absolute control of all production processes of the important, diversity in our line of wines.
Casa Montes Winery-Vineyards artfully blends the nobility and tradition of a San Juan family who produce wines with a passion rarely seen today.
FANTASTIC INTENSE BOUQUET WELL BALANCED DRINKING WINE WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD - RIPE CHERRIES, BLACK CURRANTS AND VANILLA WITH A PERSISTENT ELEGANT FINISH.
To the eye this wine presents an intense violet red colour. The nose is complex where fragrances of red fruits like sour cherries, plums and strawberries are mixed. It displays notes of vanilla and caramel, contributed by its aging in oak barrels. It is an agreeable wine, with good structure and a long finish.
The deep purple colour and tastes of plums, cherries and sweet spice with vanilla and caramel flavours, best express the signature grape of Argentina. Aged 09 months in French and American oak barrels, this generous and full bodied wine is best accompanied with red meat. Vineyard height: 2,500 feet above sea level. Canopy system: Smart Dyson V.P.S.
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