Marton Andina: Serrera Bonarda 2007 – Hints of Caramel

November 26th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Serrera

In Argentina’s long winemaking history, up until only recently the Bonarda grape was the most widely-planted red grape for wine production in Argentina (it has since been surpassed by the mighty Malbec).

serrera bonarda ontario spectrum wines woodside wine clubOf Italian origins, Bonarda in Argentina can produce a wide range of lighter to heavier bodied wine, the latter of which tend to display characteristic fig and raisin flavours. While it’s not yet very common in Ontario, we anticipate that in the near future it will be.

Serrera Bonarda 2007 is one that has caught our attention. It’s an excellent Bonarda with lovely, playful notes of caramel on both the nose and palate.

Tasting notes:
Deep, intense purple color, bright, with violet hints. An aromatic display of floral and minted notes, with hints of caramel. Balanced and harmonious in the mouth, it has good structure and expresses finesse and finishes long.

Serrera Bonarda 2007 by Marton Andina
- Available exclusively to the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club in Ontario [BUY]

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An Afternoon Flight to Mendoza: Epilogue

July 8th, 2008  |  Published in Featured Wines, Wine Events

Afternoon Flight to Mendoza Argentine wine tasting ontario

We couldn’t have had a more beautiful day on Saturday. Over 40 Woodside Wine Appreciation Club members came together for a lovely afternoon “flight to Mendoza” to taste a wide range of varietals and blends from six artisan Argentine wineries. We went well beyond malbec, and were very pleasantly surprised by some of the wines we explored. Some highlights include:

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