Argentina is a very big country. It has deserts, tropical forests, mountains, seashore, and the most southern city in the world. Therefore, it is a country that has a lot to offer. The variety of terroirs and climates make it a great ground to produce wines.
The country’s richness paired with our sommelier’s knowledge allow us to bring you a big variety of good quality wines. And that, is what Argenvino is all about.
ARGENTINA & WINES
Argentina boasts a wealth of natural resources and areas of great scenic beauty, including high summits and plains, lush forests and absolutely arid deserts, woods and steppes, glaciers and waterfalls. Any landscape you may imagine, you can find somewhere on Argentine soil.Argentine winemaking regions are often located in broad valleys or sloping plains and offer ideal conditions for grape growing.
It should also be noted that most of our vineyards are located far from the cities and their pollution, and grow on young, scarcely tilled soils. Every detail makes Argentine wine unique, authentic, and
remarkable due to its intense colors, deep aromas and broad range of flavors..
Viticulture is developed in the region composed by a string of high plateaus that include a system of mountain ranges, volcanoes, drainage lagoons from endorheic basins and salt plains. Northern Argentina’s climate is mild, with remarkable thermal amplitudes and extraordinary atmospheric transparency.
Cafayate, the main wine producer of the region, has a warm climate with cool nights. It stands out for its great thermal amplitude and long summers that allow for grapevines to grow exceptionally. This growth is also due to its deep sandy soils. Cryptogamic diseases have little effect on the region and there is low risk of late freezes and hailstorms.
THE CUYO REGION
For the region of San Juan and Mendoza, vines constituted the center of their economy. In both provinces, vineyards were introduced from Chile or Santiago del Estero and became the center of their economy in the early XVII century. The industry grew to become the region’s predominant activity.
This wine region is located on a plain, rivers Mendoza and Tunuyán run through it. The area holds the largest vineyard extension in the country and for the last few years has been experiencing a restructuring towards high-end wine making.
The predominant varietals are Criolla Grande, Cereza, Bonarda, Moscatel Rosado, Malbec and
This area has over two centuries of history and there are wineries that have been making high-end wines for over ninety years. Throughout recent years, the varieties with the biggest expansion are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Nestled in oasis located in Patagonia’s most northern area and benefiting from outstanding climatic conditions, high-end winemaking has developed in recent years. One hundred years ago, Río Negro pioneered in this activity and ten years ago, other valleys in Neuquén, La Pampa and Chubut joined in.
International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay have adapted splendidly to these regions. Nevertheless, Malbec has been the most appealing for new investors and the most celebrated by consumers. Nowadays, Pinot Noir is making noise and international critics have acknowledged this varietal’s elegance.