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What is Argentinian wine?
Wine is a popular alcoholic beverage made through the process of fermentation of grapes, in which yeast removes the sugar content from the grapes and their skin. The wine is then produced, and the wine's colour varies due to the skin being included or excluded. There are multiple types of wine, ranging from Red to White, some with bubbles and some without.
While there are some bigger producers of wine in the world, Argentina sits 5th in the rankings for total production. Argentine wine originates from Spanish wine roots, although it has taken its twist. In 1557, vine cuttings were brought into Argentina, and at this point, the cultivation of grapes stretched, allowing for more wine production in different and neighbouring regions.
A large majority of Argentine wines are from 5 distinct regions of the country, where the production is high, and the vineyards are many. Thanks to the climate in Argentina, these vineyards rarely face any bug infestations, mould or fungus, meaning they have some of the cleanest and most efficient vineyards in the world.
Argentine wine types?
Some of the best Argentina wine types in Argentina are the ones that have been brought through history. The country produces an extensive collection of different wines, including Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda and Malbec, to name a few. Malbec is possibly the most popular wine in Argentina, and it is one of the reasons the country is 5th in the world for wine production.
The two options on The Little Fine Wine Company are a £7.95 half bottle of Altosur Malbec and an £8.95 half bottle of Domaine Bousquet Organic Malbec. As you can tell, Malbec is the most popular, and if you try it for yourself, you will understand why.
Argentine wine regions
Mendoza is situated in the Cuyo region and is in the heart of all things Argentine Wine. Its bodegas, known as wineries, allow people to go for wine tasting and take part in tours of the leafy streets. The infamous Argentine Malbec is created in the province of Mendoza. It is actually regarded as Argentina's most important Wine region because of this, but also because it accounts for two-thirds of Argentina's total production of wine.
Situated in west-central Argentina, San Juan is another major producer of wine and provides the country with some steady income through its fermentation process production. The most famous wine from San Juan is the Sauvignon Blanc.
Moving to the northwest of the country, you will enter La Rioja Province. This area is known for the Talampaya National Park, as well as the landscapes of sandstone cliffs and fossils found throughout. La Rioja is known for its White wines rather than its reds, thanks to the terrain and weather conditions.
Salta is a northwestern mountainous region of Argentina. They are known for their red-rock landscape, similar to La Rioja, and are one of the country's most radical wide regions compared to the others available.
Catamarca takes us to the northwest of Argentina, presenting us with the Rio Valle River as one of its most notable landmarks. Aside from this, it is famous for its Cabernet wines and dark reds.