Among the main varieties, only Malbec and red blends increased in volume.
In 2015, the amount of bottled wine brands rose to 2,681, a growth of 88 compared with 2014.
In 2015, out of the top 10 destinations, 7 grew in volume and value. The United Kingdom grew the most (+255.6 thousand boxes), United States (+156 thousand cases), China (+94.8 thousand cases) and Mexico (+77.2 thousand cases).
In 2015, bottled wine came to $722.9m with market share at 77%.
In December, Argentina’s wine industry exported 28.1 million litres valued at $70.6m.
In 2015, total wines and must exports came to $933.6m and amounted to 359.8 million litres.
Born in Argentina to French parents, Patricio Gouguenheim’s love for wine started at the age of 7 when he was given a little bit of wine (mixed with sparkling water) with every meal. No doubt this was a catalyst for him entering the world of wine later on in life. During the years 1999 to 2002, Patricio’s job (mergers and acquisitions) took him to Mendoza, now the epicenter of Argentina’s wine industry. It was at that time when he envisioned that it was the right time for Argentine wines to gain international reputation in the world markets.
It was during the year 2002, when Argentina went into a big economic crash and GDP collapsed, that he decided to enter the wine market (as everyone else was leaving…). He found a very old winery located in the Uco Valley, with a lot of small tanks ideal for the production of high quality wines, and that was the start of his venture in this wonderful, crazy business. He hung up his suit and tie, and started working in the great outdoors. His family supported him from the very start.
Since its beginning, the winery has become one of the best performing/top quality wineries in Argentina, with its wines currently sold in 19 countries. In constant search of new horizons, four years ago the winery launched a unique Product, Gouguenheim Bubbles. Made from the top grape of the Uco Valley, Malbec, with its sweetness and strong notes of strawberry and cherries combined with very small bubbles and a very light rosé color. All this combines into an amazing sparkling Rosé de Malbec.
Now with more than 100.000 cases sold during 2016 their goal is to increase the quality of their wines year after year.