Argentina is the largest producer of South American wine and the fifth largest in the world, with around 12 million hectoliters produced in 2003.
Most vineyards can be found at the foot of the Andes, at an altitude of between 800 and 1700 meters (although some can be found as high as 2500 meters).
The most important wine regions are in the provinces of Mendoza and San Juan, or the Cuyo region, and also in La Rioja. Mendoza is the largest producer, accounting for 60% of all Argentine production.
Argentinians like wine, and 45 litres per year per person are consumed each year in the country. They have managed to become the 5th largest wine producer in the world. Nevertheless, only a very small amount is exported (only 5%).
Traditionally, Argentinian winemakers have always favoured quantity over quality, and the country consumes nearly 95% of its own production. But the need and the desire to increase exports led to an improvement quality improvement and Argentinian wines began to be exported in the 1980s and especially in the 1990s.
Province de Mendoza, Argentine
Salta, Province de Salta, Argentine
Aconcagua, Province de Mendoza, Argentine
Get a taste of Argentinean wine tourism during a wine getaway from Mendoza to Salta, capital of northwestern Argentina.
Amateurs or scholar, discover the secrets of the best Argentinian white wines and red wines: blend, biodynamic winemaking, certified organic wine, and the iconic Malbec from the Mendoza region.
This 13-day tour can easily be paired with a tailor-made trip in Argentina around Mendoza and Salta or with a few days in Patagonia. It’s a great way to add new horizons and flavours to your holiday whilst exploring the heritage of Argentinian wine.
Argentina is the country with the largest planted area of Malbec in the world, the country’s iconic grape. This variety arrived in Argentina in the mid-nineteenth century and has adapted very well to all Argentinian wine regions. It quickly began to be cultivated intensively, thanks to its health, vigor and ability to produce great wines. Today, there are many varieties of elaboration of Malbec, from young and simple wines to heavier wines after aging for many years in barrels, but also including rosés, sparkling wines and sweet wines such as port.
Its primary aromas accentuate the touches of ripe plums, or even of mint delights the palate with elegant and round tannins.
To develop all its virtues, this variety requires an important difference in temperature between day and night, hence its development in this region located at the foot of the Andes.
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