Argentine Wine

    Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

    …? Just in case you were wondering, a Kaiken is the name of a wild goose living in the south of Argentina (think of the Canadian goose, but Argentine style). The bird regularly crosses the border between Argentina and Chile, and that is just what Montes is doing. Thus the name! Kaiken at Vina Kaiken (Image courtesy http://www.kaikenwines.com) Who…

    4 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Two terrific wines from Nieto Senetiner, plus two others well worth drinking

    …The Wine Curmudgeon has long been in a quandary about Argentine wine. The best tend to be expensive, and there are other wines I’d rather spend the money on than its malbecs and red blends. The least expensive wines are too often corporately dull, and overpriced at that. Which is why it was such a pleasure to taste the wines from Nieto Senetiner…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Argentina’s Wine Visionary Sees the Future Rooted in the Past

    …Continued from Part 4 of Argentine Wine The 1982 Falklands War with Britain also didn’t help the economy or exports. Then there was hyper-inflation that exceeded 3,000 percent a month, which discouraged foreign investment. Vintners made up for the lost revenue by producing high volumes of poor-quality wines that smelled like bananas rotting…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Argentina – Part 4

    …. The French have a 500-year lead on us, but every year, we jump a decade in learning.” Argentina may be new in consumer memory, but it has a long history of winemaking. It’s another country that doesn’t fit neatly into either the Old World or New World categories, but is more Middle Earth. In 1541, Spanish conquistadors in search of silver…

    4 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … down all those clones to the five best, a process he says that married his bookish and business interests. “As a theoretical economist, I’m trained to develop a hypothesis and then to use a methodical approach to prove or disprove it,” he explains, taking off his glasses and rubbing his eyes. He was aided in this quest by a friend, Bordeaux winemaker…

    6 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    … technology as well as stainless-steel tanks and French oak barrels. He also convinced Paul Hobbs, a respected Sonoma winemaker, to work with him during the harvest. Since Argentina lies south of the equator, the grapes are picked from January to April, conveniently off-season for Hobbs. Nicolás planted Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, believing…

    9 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … flip-flops. I recall thinking how what a coup it would be to interview Argentina’s most brilliant and insightful winemaker. Now I’m wondering how I can carry on a conversation with a man whose IQ is in a range that I’ll never see, except maybe on the bathroom scale. I’m not prepared to defend any thesis to this professor. A few minutes later…

    1 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    In My Glass: El Malbec 2006 de Ricardo Santos (Mendoza)

    …It’s been so long now, that I cannot remember how Eleni and I became fascinated with Mendoza’s Ricardo Santos and his wines. But in any case, this bottle of Malbec from the 2006 vintage had been waiting for a comparative tasting of aging, mid-priced Argentine Malbecs that never happened. It was finally time to open and enjoy it. My immediate…

    1 readers - By WineDineWith.us

    GRAFFIGNA CENTENARIO ELEVATION RED BLEND RESERVE 2012

    …Argentinean wines are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. wine market and for good reason…they are really tasty wines and the value is unmatched. A real show stopper for the $10 market is the 2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend Reserve. A wonderful red blend that is so well balanced for having a five wine combo of exact, even…

    By D' Vine Wine Time