Grape Spy: Jean Smullen

2021 Trivento White Malbec

2021 Trivento White Malbec

Sunday World

During heatwave weather we prefer cool refreshing white wines — here are two, a popular white made from the grape Irish wine drinkers love the most, Sauvignon Blanc and a brand new Argentine white, made from red grapes.

2021 Trivento White Malbec €12

This wine style is brand new and was launched in Argentina in 2019. They make white wine from their most famous red grape, Malbec. The idea is to get the flavour character of the Malbec, without the colour which comes from the skin of the grape. So, they crush the red grapes and make it as a white wine.

This wine has a hint of pink colour and aromas of peach and mango — when you taste, you see the difference. Gorgeous fresh acidity and with flavours of lemon and red apple.

2021 [yellow tail] Sauvignon Blanc €12

This wine named Australia’s Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby has created a huge niche for itself since it was launched 21 years ago. The [yellow tail] range also sells Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay, but Sauvignon Blanc is their most popular white.

This Sauvignon Blanc has lots of fresh acidity with grapefruit and lemon flavours. Serve this at your summer barbeque with any kind of salad.

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