Argentine Wine

  • Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

    … and children. Aurelio Montes Jr. knows the wine business well, having graduated at the Catholic University in Santiago de Chile as an agronomist specialized in wine growing. He worked at Rosemount and Cape Mentelle in Australia, stayed at Franciscan Estate Winery in Napa Valley, spent time in Burgundy, and worked at a competitor winery in Chile…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Argentina – Part 4

    … Continued from Part 3 of Argentine Wine The Catena Alta Malbec Cabernet we’re drinking smolders in the glass. Its sultry edge is more enticing than the sweet, soupy international style of many brand name grapes. Nicolás believes that drinkers are shifting away from the herbal flavors of Cabernet and turning more toward wines like Malbec…

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  • Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    … the name Malbec is believed to be derived from the French mal bouche—”bad mouth,” referring to this rustic style. Thankfully, Argentine Malbec is a much friendlier, cuddlier creature than the inky monsters of Cahors. (I recall drinking Cahors for the first time and thinking that I could use it to re-stain the front deck.) Ever the scientist, Nicolás…

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  • First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    … education, eventually earning a PhD in agricultural economics from Argentina’s University of Cuyo and then a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University. But sadly, in 1963, his mother and grandfather were killed in a car crash. Nicolás returned home to help his father run the winery, postponing a doctorate at Chicago University. “I worked…

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  • Nicolas Catena: Argentina’s Wine Laureate

    … This morning, I’m driving to the Bodega Catena Zapata, the winery that changed my opinion of Argentine wine. I remember drinking a Catena red wine one night at a friend’s house and guessing that it was Australian Shiraz. My body hummed with contentment as I let myself down into its berry-decadence. I was pleasantly surprised to find out what…

    1 readers - 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…

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  • 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…

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