Wines from Argentina
Argentina is the 5th largest wine country in the World and could be a major force in the wine industry or the premium quality sector, if only the excessive yields could be curbed. While Chile has strengthened its position as South America’s premier quality wine producing country by significantly reducing yields over the last 10 years in order to concentrate on quality.
Argentina still does the opposite. A third of the vineyards have been ripped up but the yields have only been reduced by 10%. Scarce rainfall dictates that Argentina’s vineyards must depend on irrigation. Cheep water is available in plentiful. You only have to turn the taps on and you will get plenty of grapes. Argentina can produce very good wines but so far is not doing very much about this so Chile for the moment have nothing to worry about. Catena and Weinart are recognized wineries.
Vineyards from Argentina
New Wineries: Luyan de Cuyo, Barrancas, Pulento Estate, Otra Vida, Trivento
Argentinean Grape Varieties
The Wine Regions
This has a very small area under vine, the grapes of which are mostly used for local Brandy.
Unlike its original counterpart, this is a ferociously hot region producing wines high in alcohol, low in acidity and as often as not, oxidized in the bottle.
This is the largest wine region in Argentina and accounts for more than two thirds. More than 30.000 growers are in this area and Malbec is the most important variety, Cabernet Sauvignon the best, others include Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and Syrah. White grapes are Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Muscat.
This region is the most suitable for grapes growing, yet has less than 5% of Argentina's vineyards. This area will most probably attract foreign investors developing new wineries.
Small wine area but produces reasonable wine.
An area with dry and hot region's producing high alcohol juice, low acidity grapes and are exported as grape concentrate.
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