Argentine Wine

The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero in 1557, and the cultivation of the grape and wine production stretched first to neighboring regions, and then to other parts of the country. Historically, Argentine winemakers were traditionally more interested in quantity than quality with the country consuming 90% of the wine it produces (12 gallons/45 liters a year per capita according to 2006 figures).
Posts about Argentine Wine
  • 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

    …, with a rare combination when young: solid structure and silky texture. Argentine wine isn’t just bottled sunshine; it’s the liquid expression of solar energy. When I drink Malbec, I feel voluptuous and expansive—that’s probably why I’m also often wearing my buffet pants with the elasticized waistline. I like to indulge my thirst and my hunger…

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  • First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

    …, making it in the popular oxidized style that Nicolás calls the “sherry approach to winemaking.” Malbec got no respect in fine wine circles, the stuntman-double of brute strength but no subtlety. Its only role was to beef up the color, alcohol, and tannin in more aristocratic Cabernet blends. “I loved my father very much, so in order to please him, I started a little project on Malbec,” he recalls. Read Part 3 of Argentine Wine Comments comments …

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Chardonnay- 9 readers -
  • 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…

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  • Oak Knoll Winery, an Oregon first

    … July 2014 Hillsboro, Oregon © Spaswinefood Follow me on Twitter and Facebook Spaswinefood earlier posts on Oregon include : 1. The king is grape, long live the King Estate Winery 2. Feeling fine at Pfeiffer Winery 3. The train to Pinot Noir 4. Heidi Tunnell Catering Company features local winemakers 5. North Willamette Valley is not just Pinot Noir 6. The scent of an Argentine wine affair 7. Yes, it was a speed date with Recuerdo Wines …

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  • Lunch with organic food and wine at the Native Foods Café

    … on Oregon include : 1. The king is grape, long live the King Estate Winery 2. Feeling fine at Pfeiffer Winery 3. The train to Pinot Noir 4. Heidi Tunnell Catering Company features local winemakers 5. North Willamette Valley is not just Pinot Noir 6. The scent of an Argentine wine affair 7. Yes, it was a speed date with Recuerdo Wines …

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  • 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.

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