As its name suggests, Gayán’s list recognises blends from Latin American countries such as Argentina, Uruguay and Chile and offers an overview that goes beyond the traditional grape varieties from each of these countries. “Argentinian Malbec, Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Uruguayan Tannat – if you think that’s all there is to South American wine, read on. At first sight, most of the blends here are centred on these varieties, but closer inspection reveals a more complex and exciting picture.”

An example of this is the perfect synergy that is achieved in Sideral 2018, a constellation of exceptional flavour that she singles out in her article for Decanter because of its great harmony and intensity. “Despite being just over 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is beautifully transformed by the influence of Syrah (18%) together with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. It is intense, packed with aromas of black cherries, cedar, cassis and soft spices. Structured Cabernet Sauvignon and finely grained oak tannins meet the generous charm of Syrah and its juicy fresh blackberries. Delivers power with class at a modest price.”