What is Argentinian Wine?
Argentina is known for being one of the largest wine producing countries in the world. At the end of the 20th century nearly all of the Argentinian Wine made was distributed for domestic consumption. In the last few decades the level of wine quality has been raised and wine producers have worked along with the international export market making Argentinian Wine more available to wine drinkers in different parts of the world. The Argentinian Wine market owes a lot of its success to the Malbec grape that is widely grown in the country. This specific grape variety has played a major role and has had a huge impact on the sale of Argentinian Wine around the globe.
The recent changes with the international export market have caused more wine regions to develop in Argentina. Jujuy is located in the far northern part of the country while Neuquen is located in the far south. These two major Argentinian Wine distribution regions are separated by more than 1,250 miles. Along with these changes, the official names and boundaries of the wine regions have changed over the years and redesigned the shape of Argentina’s wine map.
Argentina is known for its high altitudes and desert-like landscapes. The majority of the country’s vineyards that are used for making Argentinian wine are located nearby the dry and mountain filled areas. High altitude and low latitude create an increase in sunshine levels and a higher variation in temperature. This is the ideal type of climate that is required in order to develop the right balance of sugars and acidity in grapes that are used for making Argentinian Wine.
Due to its amazing topography, Argentina is home to some of the very best vineyards in the world. Sharing latitudes with the nearby Egyptian desert as well as the southern tip of Baja California, one astonishing vineyard sits at 9900ft, which is higher than the peak of Mount St. Helens located in the United States.
Argentinian wine is created using the wide variety of grapes that are available in the area thanks to all of the lush and abundant vineyards in the land. Some of the most successful grape varieties that are used in the production of Argentinian wine include the Malbec grape, the Cabernet grape, the Sauvignon grape, the Chardonnay grape and the Torrontes grape. These grapes are used to make some of the most exquisite and expensive wines available on the market.
Some of the top Argentinian Wine varieties that are highly recommended among wine experts include 2005 Gimenez Riili Torrontes, 2005 Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Finca El Portillo Malbec, 2005 Trapiche Broquel Bonarda and 2006 Bodegas Caro Amancaya. These bottles represent some of the most extraordinary wines in taste and value that you can find for under $20. These Argentinian wines are sure to make an excellent addition to your next family dinner and would be the perfect choice for an upcoming holiday celebration. Many Americans choose to drink this type of Argentinian Wine with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner; however it can be added to the drink menu of any evening meal to make the occasion extra special.