New 'Malbrontes' wine blend
Argentinian producer Mauricio Lorca in Mendoza has launched what it claims to be the first commercially available blend of Malbec and Torrontés. Called Malbrontes the blending of white and red grapes follows in the footsteps of the Rhone wines from the Côte Rôtie where white Viognier is often added to Syrah. Australian winemakers have also created this style with SV or Shiraz Viognier. The new Malbec/Torrontes blend contains just 5% of the white grape Torrontes adding a light perfumed note to the red wine says UK importer Las Bodegas. The wine will retail at £8.99.