Variety Argentine producer of the flagship red wine.
Its origin is in the south of France, particularly in the town of Cahors.
Arrival in Argentina in the mid-nineteenth century, the variety is adapted well to all Argentine wine regions and began to be intensively cultivated, thanks to his health, his strength and his ability to produce good wines.
Today, there are numerous variants of preparation for Malbec, from young wines and simple to the thick and strong with long aging in barrels, through the pink, sparkling wines and liqueur Porto style. In all cases, primary aromas are highlighted by hints of ripe plums, sometimes mint-and flavor, for the ability to fill the palate without being aggressive with its sweet and round tannins.
Malbec is the great red wine to accompany roast beef, stews, pasta with tomato sauce and cheese, game meats and hard cheeses.
It is the second most planted red variety and one of the most traditional. One of the hallmarks typical is the depth of its color. For its abundance, and low cost force was always part of the cheaper red wines, although it made as a varietal.
It produces a wine frank, honest, good body and color, with fruity aromas of raspberry and subtle accents involved in wines anisados.Cuando cuts, color intensity and gives fruity notes.
Its good structure allows it to be aged in barrels with good results.
The king of the red varieties subtle presents different characteristics according to their region of origin.
In the NOA reach an amazing intensity of color in the context of aromas of blackberries and green pepper.
In Cuyo intensifies the fruity character described as ripe gooseberries, while in the southernmost regions are enhanced mineral and earthy flavors.
The bottle aging in wood and gives it a particular elegance with aromas of snuff, leather and spices.
Historically it was used for blended wines, but in the last decade its cultivation spread across the board.
It is well adapted to the regions of strong sunlight as the Tulum Valley in San Juan, and Mendoza eastern departments. In the colder regions of Mendoza, as the Uco Valley wines are of great structure, suitable for aging. In warmer regions, the wines have good color and strong fruit expression.
It has bright colors, full texture and flavors vary from floral, in his youth, to the spicy and animal after aging in oak and bottle.
It is one of the varieties of recent spread in Argentina and has great potential. It is a grape variety that prefers distinguished Argentine terroirs tall, cool, especially the Uco Valley and Patagonia.
With low yields, Merlot results in a delicate wine, intense palate without being powerful.
The aromas that identify are described as sweet pepper, cedar, currant and spices.
This came with the Spanish grape variety in Argentina. It is one of the earliest varieties to mature and is notable for its tannic.
Well vinified and aged in American oak, Spanish-style, does exceptional qualities and excellent ability to evolve in the bottle.
In his youth, exhibits simple fruity aromas of raspberries and blackberries, but keep copies of framed ripen envelopes and roasting features licorice.
Antigua and noble variety that is often used in the foundation of the best sparkling-vinified in white-, while also achieve very good specimens red varietals.
According to the different clones, is the variety that produces mutations faster, its color ranges from deep red to ruby, while preserving good homogeneity aromatic red and black fruit that stands in raspberry, blackberry, the beet and earth. In the mouth has very elegant flavors.
This strain comes from Alsace. Its production in the country is bounded. It is grown in either high and cold areas, where you get few well made white wines in dry and sweet versions. Made with the necessary care, shows a personal scent and a solid body, without compromising the freshness ever thanks to a high natural acidity. Its aromas are the most common type of floral and citrus, with the eventual appearance of vegetables and spices delicately traits.
The only strain considered Argentina indigenously grown in all regions from Salta to Black River. The origin of Torrontés is still debated among scholars, although certain kinship with the European Mediterranean muscat. Proof of this is its fragrant and distinctive flavor, which always associated with flowers such as rose, jasmine and geranium, with the occurrence of occasional spicy scents. Its implementation dates from the time of the Spanish conquistadors, is today one of the most widespread white grapes in the country. Recently, it has practiced its development as sweet and as sparkling wine, with excellent results in both cases. The Torrontés has a special symbiosis spicy and well seasoned, like Thai, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese. It is an excellent companion to the Argentine Northwest regional cuisine, especially the empanadas from Salta and Tucuman, and the typical locro.
Located primarily among white classic varieties. In Argentina is highly regarded because of its ability to grow well and produce a wide range of wines, ranging from the basics to blowing up the burly varietal fermented in oak barrels, through fresh and elegant unoaked wines. Their most frequent primary descriptors tropical fruits and apples.
Fine strain whose adaptation to Argentine terroirs has historically been very good. However, it is rarely found in varietals, being mostly used to bring freshness and acid structure to cut many white wines. To describe its aroma is used mostly to the analogy with white peach shell.
Old cepaje underdeveloped in Argentina, due to its unique vegetative behavior. In recent years has enjoyed a major expansion of its cultivation. With good management of the vineyard achieved deploy their wild-type intense aromas reminiscent of plant chlorophyll and citrus. In other cases, you may develop white fruit aromas, but that is not its primary character more desirable.
Implemented in Argentina since the late XIX.Amante of fresh and moderate climates such as Uco Valley and Upper Black River Valley. Aromatic tones in which acquires white fruits and honey, while the accents are Patagonia apples and earth. In both cases, developing very well in the bottle to form complex olfactory nuances. In the mouth it is a wine of great personality that strikes a very good balance.
Variety little cultivated in Argentina, as only thrives thanks to quite reduced yields in temperate or cold. There, they can be obtained delicate but forceful wines of high acidity and typical citrus and floral aroma, reminiscent mineral flavors are often described as "metallic." Its evolution in the bottle is excellent and reaches staggering levels of complexity.
In recent years, Argentina's wine industry began growing and winemaking tested with this variety. The Viognier is suitable for stainless steel processing or fermentation and aging in oak barrels. In fresh wines are shades of flowers, tropical fruits and caramel descriptor unmistakable. When practiced drafting oak, almond flavors emerge after a few years.