Argentinian Malbec and rosé making their mark
Malbec and rosé were the big success stories last year as far as wine from Argentina is concerned. Figures for 2007 show imports to the UK up nearly 27% by value and 16% by volume, with Malbec leading the charge. Furthermore, according to Wines of Argentina UK, the amount of rosé coming here almost doubled to over 1,200,000 bottles.
However, neither a Malbec nor a rosé proved to be the single biggest-selling wine. This was an own-label Shiraz – Tesco’s Finest Argentinian Reserve, which nearly broke the 100,000-case barrier in 2007.
For branded wines, Argento Wine Company took the top spot in value terms, while Finca Las Moras edged ahead in volume.