Argentine Wine

Argentine wine (or Argentinian wine if you prefer that adjectival form) is synonymous with one grape and one grape only: Malbec. Juicy, chocolatey, agreeable easy drinking Malbec is certainly the pride of Mendoza, but do not write Argentina off as a mere one hit wonder of the wine world!describe the image Most international varieties red and white thrive here! Additionally, manly Malbec (the meatiest wine in the western hemisphere) has a gorgeous blonde sister: Torontes. My favorite sommeliers have likened it to everything from Fruit Loops to drinking perfume, but this exotic little gem is super underrated and makes some very complex little wines.

Regions of note:

  • Mendoza: Yep, where Malbec rocks, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Tempranillo are also on the rise.
  • La Rioja: not to be confused with Rioja, Spain's most famous region for Tempranillo. This region is actually where the super aromatic Torrontes and Muscat of Alexandria excel.
  • Rio Negro is the home of cool climate Burgundian varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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