Sebastian Zuccardi is one of Argentina's most respected winemakers and we are delighted to have this new pair of wines on the shelves from him that are a step above the standard but still really affordable. Both are produced from organically grown grapes from higher altitude vineyards in Mendoza. They are full of South American sunshine but balanced and fresh. Sebastian's winemaking really lets the quality of the fruit shine through.
The white is a blend of Semillon and Torrontes, a lovely aromatic grape variety, while the red is straight Malbec with scents of violets and dark berries.
The name, Ballena del Sur, is in honour of the Southern Right Whale, which inhabits the oceans south of the equator, and is seen along the coast of Argentina. The artwork on the label is inspired by the whales' eyes and the flesh of a grape.
You can buy them online here or call in to the shop.