Your fall wine guide

As fall arrives, we raise a glass to the waning summer sun and toast the season to come. The best wines for the moment? Aromatic and elegant ones from Argentina that are easy-drinking on their own but also tailormade to pair with classic autumn recipes, from mushroom risotto to grilled-meat mains. Whatever your mindset and taste—organic, sustainable, terroir-driven or trend-leading—this South American assortment will sate. The bonus: every bottle features a limited-time offer. Cheers to that!

Domaine Bousquet Malbec Organic


($1.50 off) This deep-violet Malbec with a bouquet of juicy red and black fruit and a palate of raisin, plum and chocolate celebrates the sustainability accomplishments of Argentina winemaking. Vinified with a French sensibility, the wine features a true expression where the fruit shines. It’s intense yet accessible; a food-friendly, un-oaked red that suits pasta in tomato sauces, red-meat mains and barbecue. |

Don David Reserve Malbec


($2 off) This aromatic Malbec pays homage to the brand’s founder, one of the first to plant quality vines in the high-altitude Calchaqui Valley. A 70-30 blend of juice aged in oak and neutral vessels, it delivers solid structure but with velvety tannins. With dark fruit, flowers, tobacco and chocolate, it exemplifies the diversity of wines from this New World locale. |

Finca Las Moras Pinot Grigio


($1 off) Thanks to hand-picking and fermentation in stainless steel vessels, this affordable white features a delightfully crisp and floral character. Enjoy notes of white peach, pear and apricot. Although distinctly dry, there’s a beautiful balance at play, where a hint of perceived sweetness from the ripe fruit meets refreshing acidity. Great with spicy takeout, vegetable curries and white meats. |

La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon


($2 off) Violet, licorice, cassis, cherry, spice: this full-bodied red, crafted from grapes grown in the country’s key Mendoza region, displays classic Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon character. It’s a great-value bottle with a long, satisfying finish tasting well beyond its $20ish ticket price. Enjoy now with grilled lamb and beef, or cellar for a few years to achieve even more integration of aromas, flavours, tannins and acidity. |

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec


($2 off) Wine lovers owe thanks to Argentina for resurrecting Malbec as one of the wine world’s top noble varietals. Here, the grape delivers notes of plum and quince and flavours of blackberry and licorice, plus a thread of vanilla due to oak-aging. Enjoy the signature rich colour, smokiness, and long, satisfying finish. A great match for mushroom lasagna and your favourite pork dishes. |

Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés


($2 off) Taste the essence of Argentina’s own Torrontés in this dry, crisp and aromatic white. Citrus, passionfruit, lychee and white blossoms swirl with a creamy essence thanks to three months' contact on the lees. No wonder this signature white grape of Argentina is beloved by locals. Serve with crab and sushi, citrus-dressed salads and your go-to tofu recipes. |

Trapiche Reserve Malbec


(80 bonus Aeroplan points) Dry, plush and intense, this Malbec was bottled from grapes harvested in the sunny high altitude of Argentina’s Mendoza province and oak-aged to add subtle spice and structure. With its notes of black cherry, vanilla and truffle, it’s a full-bodied choice for barbecued fare as well as cheese and charcuterie boards. |

Trapiche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon


($1.50 off) Taste the essence of Argentine terroir in this Cabernet Sauvignon. There’s so much going on: plum, berries,, licorice, chocolate and spice. A fresh, dry, fruit-forward Cab that’s a versatile choice for everything from seared duck and roast chicken to boldly flavoured cheeses. |