Tango Real Wines

Juan Pombo – the owner of Tango Real, the U.S. operation for Goyenechea Winery and Vineyards, founded in 1868 in Mendoza, Argentina – and I met up at Vino! on Park Avenue on Winter Park, Florida. It’s always a pleasure to meet friends at one of the fine restaurants and wine shops along “The Avenue”.

Sauvignon Blanc

We met so I could sample Tango Real’s Sauvignon Blanc. The owner, Rhonda, was a very nice woman, and chatting with her, I learned that her husband is the chef at Isleworth Country Club, and he has recently won a very prestigious award. Laughingly, I told her a friend of mine recently won a pancake cooking contest at the Central Florida Fair!

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Vino! Wine Shop

Having so much in common now – in regards to a love of wine – we enjoyed more conversation about Tango Real wines. We also had fun taking promotional photos inside her wine shop and outside in front of her wine shop. Street passers-by looked amused as I stood in front of Vino! holding a wine bottle at the front door, all the while Juan trying to figure out how to use my camera!

Review of Tango Real 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

All in all, it was fun time learning about Tango Real’s Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s what I learned, as I’m rounding up my learning about the Tango Real wines from Argentina with this white wine, ideal now that the warmer spring weather is coming:

This 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is made of a blend of about 85% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and a touch of about 15% Chenin Blanc grapes, resulting in an intense and lively flavor. Once again, the grapevines are all from Goyenchea’s own vineyards with an age of 30 years.

Harvesting Method

The harvesting method is all hand picked. Regarding the wine-making process, I was told there is a pelicular maceration that lasts 6 hours in cold temperature, and then it is fermented with selected yeast for 2 weeks at 16° C in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, without any wood or malo-lactic fermentation.

The Resulting Product

The resulting product I could taste is light but not sweet, bright and transparent, very refreshing.

During warm days, it is wonderful as an aperitif and excellent to match with pasta and seafood dishes.

It should be chilled before serving at an ideal temperature of 10° C to 12° C.

You are invited to see for yourself how fabulous this wine is! Tango Real wines can be found at your favorite wine stores.


This post was written by Michelle Valentine for her advertiser, Tango Real Wines.

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