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... produced from the grape which is left longer on the vine and has sugar added to caramalise it. They use a mix of French and American oak which affects the taste, the French makes it smoother and the American, more aggressive! We learnt how to properly taste the wine, looking at the colour, smelling the aroma and then tasting it. We also managed to ask at least 2 intelligent questions! The winery also produces cider...which ...
... of my pizza and walked off! Turns out le importa do tengo el resto de su comida por favor? means do you mind if I have the rest of your meal please?.... I've decided I really need to learn Spanish.
Just as a side note, we found out that Argentinian people work long hours and eat at very weird intervals... Breakfast at 7am lunch at 2pm and dinner at 9pm!
We often found ourselves walking around trying to find a place for dinner at about 6 or 7pm but only to be told to ...
... Anyway we were in Mendoza!
Mendoza is a really pleasant town further up towards the North of Argentina. It has become a tourist attraction mainly for being the main wine producing region and wineries around organize many day-trips. Ania also had a friend living here who was hospitable to let us stay in his house.
We decided to do a full day cycling tour of the vineyards. All three bodegas we visited showed us the wine-producing methods and offered us around ...
... meet up with some friends from the Salt Flat tour for a couple of days of wine tasting around the area, but before they arrived we had a couple of days of sightseeing. Again, we did a lot of walking (Ben would probably argue too much walking). Mendoza does not have as many historical buildings or museums as Cordoba, however it had a great park, and we certainly saw the park! Unlike Cordoba however, and much to our disappointment, the swimming ...
... it smelling edible! The bodega itself was also very pretty with lots of trees, flowers and artwork to admire in the afternoon sunshine.
Next up was ‘Floria’ a winery that specialised in sparkling and sweet wines, ports and liquors. Again, for me the best part was in the sampling (although of course it was interesting to hear about the history too). We tried a variety of sparkling wines which were very fruity and refreshing, and then some whites, ports and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking