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WELCOME TO EL BAR ARGENTINO, OUR WINE OF THE YEAR 2020

As the new decade dawns, we have taken our search for the 2020 edition of WINE OF THE YEAR to new shores.
Inspired by a place where the heritage of the past is re-interpreted and transformed into new traditions, El Bar Argentino brings the spirit and passion of Argentinian bar culture to your business. Welcome to El Bar Argentino

HOW WE DISCOVERED
EL BAR ARGENTINO

 

Each year, METRO’s wine experts search for a partner with whom to make the WINE OF THE YEAR. After determining which geographical region is the best to examine, METRO experts look for a wine producer that exudes excellence - tasting hundreds of wines before making their selection. Once METRO has chosen its partner, they create a unique blend for the WINE OF THE YEAR.


Further tests by experts in Europe determine whether the product meets METRO’s high standards. Upon completion, the WINE OF THE YEAR is exclusively made available to METRO customers.


The WINE OF THE YEAR meets the high expectations of METRO customers for quality, taste, price, origin and sustainability. It is a delicious wine that suits every palate and season of the year and has a superb price/quality ratio.

EL BAR ARGENTINO –
MALBEC 0,75 

Region - Maipú / Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina.

Alcohol -  13.5%

Grapes - 100% Malbec

Vintage – 2019

EL BAR ARGENTINO –
CHARDONNAY 0,75

Region - Maipú / Santa Rosa, Mendoza, Argentina.

Alcohol -  13%

Grapes -  100% Chardonnay

Vintage – 2019

EL BAR ARGENTINO –
MALBEC ROSE 0,75

Region - Mendoza, Argentina.

Alcohol -  14%

Grapes -  100% Malbec

Vintage - 2019

Just as the wines of El Bar Argentino give the traditions of the past a contemporary twist, the ‘Bodega Santa Julia’ vineyard combines
the established art of European wine craft with modern-day, sustainable science. Through these methods the family have
established their facilities as the largest organic vineyard in Argentina.

But the processes employed at Bodega Santa Julia vineyard go further than caring only for the environment. They also include a network of support for those that work in the fields and the community. As a result, the vineyard is the first winery in Mendoza to be officially certified as Fair for Life, in recognition of their dedication to social standards such as working conditions, equality, respect for the environment and fighting against child labour.

This approach not only honours the heritage of the past, it encapsulates the warm, collective spirit of the region –
to create a range of wines that celebrates the best traditions in life itself.

“There’s not perfect situations for the wine, you just need to enjoy it. Anytime. Anywhere. With friends and family. These wines are made for that. Just to be enjoyed”

Julia Zuccardi, Owner of Bogeda Santa Julia

EL BAR ARGENTINO – MALBEC


This intense red, with purple hues, has an aroma that is reminiscent of deliciously ripe,
red fruits. A pleasantly soft, well balanced wine with silky tannins that is the perfect accompaniment to meat dishes and long evenings of laughter.


MAKE A GLASS OF PASSIONATE RED THE PERFECT PARTNER TO EVERY DISH.

 

Malbec is perfect for thick cuts of meat; however it is also well suited to leaner, thin cuts, making it ideal for a Carpaccio, Serrano or Parma style starter.

For main dishes Malbec pairs extremely well with a variety of meats. These include BBQ dishes, various thick cuts of lamb, beef or pork and some poultry dishes such as duck or
dark turkey meat.

Desserts with dark chocolate or deep coloured berries pair particularly well with this wine,
as will a traditional cheese board.

To find the ingredients for these suggestions please visit your METRO store, for further inspiration on food pairings discover our tailor-made recipe for a mushroom risotto starter.

 

 

 

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CHOOSE THE PERFECT CUT OF MEAT FOR OUR WELL-BALANCED RED.

Be inspired by our wide assortment of beef cuts and create the ideal food pairing for El Bar Argentino Malbec.


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“The perfect blend is a matter of experience, professionalism and knowledge about the wine area where you source. This wine has the character of Argentina. With the iconic grape of Argentina, which is Malbec.”

Bernard Filiol de Raimond, Director Global Wine Management & Beverages.

EL BAR ARGENTINO – CHARDONNAY

 

A bright golden white, with green hues, that has a fresh, floral aroma
with notes of apricot and peach. It’s fresh taste, and classical fruity
finish, make it an ideal partner to white meat and light dishes or
laid-back nights out with friends.

ADD A CRISP GLASS OF CHARDONNAY TO EVERY COURSE.

 

The fresh crispness of Chardonnay makes it an ideal accompaniment to crunchy vegetable
or light seafood-based salad starters.

In terms of main courses, it fits perfectly to light and elicate dishes such as raw and lightly
cooked shellfish and meaty fish such as halibut or cod. Subtly flavoured or simply seasoned poultry and pork dishes also pair well with this wine.

 

Finally, Chardonnay works best with desserts with a creamy texture or baked goods with
a mildly spicy flavour.

 

To find the ingredients for these suggestions please visit your METRO store, for further inspiration on food pairings discover our tailor-made recipe for a regional fish main course.

 

 

 

 

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COMBINE THE FRESHEST VEGETABLES WITH OUR CRISP WHITE.

Be inspired by our wide assortment of fresh vegetables and create the ideal food pairing for El Bar Argentino Chardonnay


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“The characteristics that a good wine must meet, is that all its components are well assembled together. That is to say, that the sweetness, the acidity, the tannins, the alcohol and the fruit are well integrated and well assembled together. As a result, we will have a great wine.”

Andrea Alonso, METRO Wine Expert.

EL BAR ARGENTINO – MALBEC ROSE


Pale pink in colour, with salmon hues, this light-bodied Rosé has notes
of orange peel, white peaches, camomile and other aromatic
herbs. The lively flavour is well balanced, with a delicate
fineness to make it.

BRING A SUBTLE TASTE OF SUMMER TO EACH SERVING WITH A GLASS OF ROSÉ.

Prior to serving your guests starters, serve a chilled glass of Malbec Rosé to
help cleanse the palate and whet the appetite for the first course.

For main courses partner this wine with light pasta and rice dishes especially
those that are mildly spicy. Seafood dishes such as lobster, salmon
or tuna and grilled poultry also pair extremely well.

Desserts made with fruits or berries pair particularly well with Rosé wine, especially
those made with a shortcrust pastry or base. Cheesecake also fits well.

To find the ingredients for these suggestions please visit your METRO store.

 

 

 

 

 

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SERVE THE PERFECT SEAFOOD DISH WITH OUR FINE ROSE.


Be inspired by our wide assortment of seafood and create the ideal food pairing for El Bar Argentino Rosé.


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Explore the welcoming charm of El Bar Argentino for yourself by offering your guests our 2020 edition of WINE OF THE YEAR. And discover how the rich territory of Argentina can help you win the hearts of more customers.


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