Toro is the #1 selling red in Argentina. “Wine made by workers for workers” is the slogan of the Cooperative that produces it so, before tasting I moved ten tons of gravel – to qualify for the worker bit. I take this job seriously. Delighted to report that the wine more than pleased this worker with it’s refreshing edge and frank, no-nonsense feeling. We bonded. Would it please non-workers? I think so, if you enjoy straightforward, non-rich, non-smooth reds. Real reds at real prices.
There is also a frank, solid, no-nonsense character to the Rosé below. Covers all the bases – pleasant flavours, medium-bodied, and interesting/enjoyable enough for most occasions. Very gulpable. Fun stuff at a fun price. Highly recommended for summer parties, lunches, picnics, and light suppers.
TORO 19 Red, Mendoza, Argentina 12452 $9.60
BODEGAS TRAPICHE ‘Astica’ 18 Malbec Rosé, Argentina 445833 $8.95