Argentina is the world's 5th largest wine producer and Mendoza has nearly three-quarters of the country's vines. The vineyards stretch from the foot of the Andes to over 1,200m (4,000ft) and in this very hot region the higher up the cooler it is - helping give Argentine wines their great character, especially the indigenous Torrontes and Malbec varietals.

Bodegas Budeguer The Budeguer family have their roots in sugar cane production in the Tucumán region of Argentina. Juan José Budeguer realised his dream to have his own winery when, in 2005,100 ha of land in Maipú was purchased and planted with vines. The first harvest was in 2008 and work began on the winery in Agrelo, 20 miles south of Mendoza city, in 2011.

Fincas Paragonicas Tapiz markets itself as “Argentine heritage with cosmopolitan flair” showcasing the extraordinary qualities of contemporary Argentine winemaking. The winery in Mendoza was built in 1999 when the Californian company Kendall Jackson expanded into Argentina. In 2003 the venture was bought by Fincas Patagonicas, owned by the Argentine family Ortiz, who already had vineyards in the region. They have successfully changed the direction of the Tapiz brand, from one aimed at the American market to a range of wines with international appeal.Tapiz is one of the most technological wineries in Argentina, that draws upon the best terroirs in Agrelo and the Uco Valley in Mendoza and also Cafayate, Salta.Tapiz has six vineyards in Mendoza of differing terroir (clay, sand, stone) and at varying heights - between 880 and 1400 meters.

Bodegas Budeguer:
The Tucumen label was comissioned from leading designer Guillo Milia to reflect both the Mendoza and Tucumán regions. It conveys the collage of cultures, styles, colours and textures of the two lands whilst highlighting the exciting, bright, fun and expressive nature of the wines.

Tucumen Malbec is made to a deliberate medium intensity to emphasise fruit and softness; a short ageing in American oak barrels gives light vanilla and toasty notes: very approachable.

Tucumen Cabernet has spicy notes and pepper along with black fruits and eucalyptus; vanilla from the American oak is well integrated and adds to the sweet and delicate impact of its tannins.

Fincas Paragonicas:
A combination of diversity of terroir, modern technology and a winemaking philosophy emphasising quality fruit and structure has produced a range of classically styled, award winning wines that should be considered as textbook interpretations of the varietals.

Tapiz Malbec 8 months in oak; and exceptional fruit concentration. A powerful nos with aromas of red berries, black fruits and raspberries plus a good firm structure.

Tapiz Torrontes reveals delicate and intense aromas of flowers and tropical fruits. It is fresh and well balanced with a round and persistent finish.

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Code / Product / Vintage:

White Wines
3079 Tapiz Torrontes 2014
3076 Tapiz Chardonnay 2014

Rosé Wine
3078-2 Tapiz Malbec Rosé 2014

Red Wines
3068 Tucumen Malbec 2014
3069 Tucumen Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
3078 Tapiz Malbec 2015
3080 Tapiz Merlot 2012
3078-1 Tapiz Reserve Malbec 2013