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Catering to the increase in popularity of Argentine wine, The Gaucho Grill, has added and extended its wine list to boast the largest selection of Argentine wine in Europe. Launched in time to celebrate the autumn opening ng of the fourth Gaucho Grill in London (In Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf), this marks the continuing success of the Gaucho Grill concept.
Donald Storey, Operations Manager for Gioma Restaurants in the UK told us "Our Head Sommelier spent more than a year in Argentina hand-picking wines which will have great appeal to our customers and we now offer the largest selection of Argentine wine in Europe and the greatest variety of very good quality Argentine wines by the glass".
The Gaucho Grill is the first restaurant group in the UK to add Domain Chandon NV Argentina to its wine list. This sparkling wine is made from pinot noir and chardonnay with the addition of semillon blanc.
among other new arrivals on the wine list is Alamos Ridge chardonnay 1997/9 produced from vineyards located in the Agrelo and Lanluta districts of Mendoza - 100% barrel fermented for 22 days and oak aged in French oak for 10 months. (Dine Online strongly recommends their Cabernet Sauvigon, by the way)
Another addition is the Weinert cabernet sauvignon 1995/6. Weinert is one of the oldest and most respected winemakers in Argentina and has developed an enthusiastic following at Gaucho Grills over the past five years. This new Weinert cabernet is full bodied, rich and similar in style to a Bordeaux in character and should prove to be a popular choice with Weinert afficionados.
Donald Storey continued: "Our team of chefs is constantly devising interesting new dishes and, once perfected, these are added to the a la carte menu. Some new additions to the a la carte menu include: grilled mussels; smoked marlin; and a new main course Lomo and Lobster tails (half a grilled lobster tail with 125g Argentine fillet). New side orders include: Gaucho Rice (rice with peppers, onion, chilli and butter cooked with turmeric and coriander; and Polenta Dumplings.
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