Andre Tamers of De Maison Selections
Yesterday’s South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten was a smashing success with equal representation from both north and south of the Equator. We’d like to thank our producers who made the trip, both old friends and new, it was awesome to see everyone, to taste through their wines and to reconnect.
If you missed the event, please see below for a list of tastings with Matias Mayol and Roberto Ijalba.
Matias Mayol of Familia Mayol
“Matias’ family are farmers first and foremost,” says Jorge, our Portfolio Director of South American Wines. ”They have single vineyard holdings in the best sub-appellations, at different elevations…Matias has been the pillar, the building block of our Argentine Portfolio. In 2003, Argentina was starting to get attention. I said to TB, if we don’t move now, we’re going to miss the boat…I could see the change, that something big was going to come from those countries.”
Pablo Fallabrino of Vinedo de los Vientos
“In 2004, my mother gave me a notebook from my father with all different dessert winemaking techniques,” say Pablo Fallabrino, the owner and winemaker at Vinedo de los Vientos, who’s also an avid surfer around the world. ”Marsala, Vermouth…I combined different techniques to make ‘Alcyone’. It’s a wine fortified with brandy and different herbs and aged in French oak…the reserve is fortified with grappa…people love it with chocolate and blue cheese.”