In a nutshell: A bright and aromatic organic red from Patagonia in the dry south of Argentina.
The lowdown: Trousseau is not a widely seen variety these days. It originates in the French Jura region and is also known as Bastardo when grown in Portugal. It makes quite perfumed wines and this example from the arid pampas of Patagonia exemplifies this in this young and wonderfully bright quaffer. The well balanced tannins give it good structure and it's particularly good slightly chilled.
When to drink: Absolutely great by itself and also goes well with oily fish dishes.
Situated near the banks of the Rio Negro in the town of Cipolletti Marcelo Miras runs his winery in Argentina's arid Patagonian heartland.
It's a very different environment to the much larger region of Mendoza to the north. Here summer temperatures don't reach the same heights and the nights are cool, ideal for fresh, delicate and aromatic wines. The dryness of the climate gives good protection from a host of diseases and makes running the estate on organic lines, as they do, an obvious choice.