Argentina is one of the largest wine producing country in the world (number 5 in 2017), and has established a wide reputation for good wine.
The region of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes, is the largest wine region in the country, with about 70% of the total production.
Argentina's grape growing areas are divided into three regions that follow the Andes Mountains: the North, the Middle, and the South.
Very high altitude vineyards (1200 - 3000 meters above sea level).
Salta means very beautiful in the native language.
The highest vineyard in the world is Bodega Colomé at 3000 meters.
Main wine is Torrontés.
Also very high altitude vineyards (1000 – 2200 meters above the sea).
Sandy and desert soil stresses the vines to produce less grape clusters (higher quality).
High altitudes (500 - 1700 meters).
Mendoza produces wine at both high and low altitudes which creates unique flavors and consistencies.
High altitudes (800 - 1400 meters).
Lots of sun. Little rain. Grapes are often sunburned.
High altitudes (600 - 1300 meters)
Second largest wine region in Argentina.
It is one of the sunniest areas in the world, but hot days are balanced by cold nights.
Wines are intense and concentrated wines.
Argentinas newest wine region (1999) is focused on cold climate, high-quality wines.
Altitudes (400 - 500 meters).
The soil is poor, stressing the vines to concentrate the berries.
Like Neuquén, focused on cold climate, high-quality wines.
Altitudes (400 - 500 meters)
Also has poor soil which increases berry concentration
Where winemaking originatedItaly
Where winemaking is importedUSA