Argentinian Wine

Argentina has developed, over the last 10 years, into a country that is fast becoming a player in the world. When it comes to the “new world,” it’s one of the fastest growing exporter of grapes. Argentina is well known for it’s Maleb grapes. It’s a Bordeaux variety, imported from France.

It is known for producing other red grapes as well, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bonarda, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Pinot Noir. Among white wines, it’s known for Torrontes – which is a floral, tropical, tasting grape. It also produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio. There are 7 main regions in Argentina: Mendoza, Salta, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Catamarca, La Rioja, and San Juan.

Mendoza is the leader in terms of the quantity, and quality, of the wines produced. 80% of Argentinian wines come from this areas.