Few other countries in the world can offer so much diversity and unparalleled beauty as Argentina. It’s an enormous country, 2,362 miles from north to south, where wine is well and truly focussed around the slopes of the Andes Mountain Range, an envious and stunning backdrop to many of the producers in this area. Malbec has made itself a household name here in the UK, and whilst this varietal can be discovered in many guises, Argentina offers a multitude of options that are sure to keep you super interested.
It is possible to track the history of wine production and consumption in this great county back to the early 16th century, when the first cuttings of Vitus Vinifera were brought here by the Spanish colonisers. It was in fact the Catholic priests who cultivated the land and ensured there was a steady production of wine to celebrate Holy Mass.Read More
Your Argentina Selection
During the 19th Century, European immigrants introduced new cultivation techniques and grape varieties, which then found the ideal habitat to grow in the foothills of the Andes and the Rio Colorado Valley. The 20th century saw the industry go though some important changes that would mark the production of wine to enable mass consumption. This led to international recognition and worldwide exportation. The Argentine wine industry has been very careful in ensuring that quality remains the number one focus and today, we are privileged to enjoy not only the many varieties Argentina has to offer, but the various style that represent the regions up and down the country.
Generally speaking, vineyard plantings are on sloping plains, with strips of vineyards found at the foot of the Andes Mountain range, that runs north to south between latitudes 23 ° to 45 °. In recent years however there has been a restless push by producers, to explore more north, south, and west and even higher up into the Andes.
From the high-altitude vineyards in the North, down through the aridity of Cuyo and the plains of Patagonia, to the new projects on the edge of the Atlantic, Argentine wines offer an endless range of flavours that reflect the identity of each region.
Key regions to explore include:
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Torrontés.
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat, Bonarda, Torrontés.
Key Varietals - Malbec, Syrah, Bonarda, Torrontés.
La Rioja Region
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Syrah, Torrontés.
San Juan Region
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Tempranillo.
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Syrah, Tempranillo.
Key Varietals - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc.