There is a trend in the world: heritage wines. After a boom of cosmopolitan styles and varieties in the past few decades, regional wines seem to have gained new prominence on specialised gondolas.
What does a white need to have to be a good companion to the cold?
Argentina is a country of wines that are worth discovering. Whether you’re an experienced drinker or a curious one, these lands offer a mosaic as wide as they are exciting:…
Ageing is a taboo subject in Argentina. Not because consumers, locals or foreigners do not want to try the smooth flavour of the years, but because, and this is the thing, wineries in general do not treasure wines and restaurants sell the last bottle regularly. But things are changing.
Argentine gastronomy is living its best moment. In 2017, Buenos Aires was the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America and 9 of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America are in Buenos Aires.
Llamas, sheep and geese is what you'll find roaming among some Argentine vineyards. If the classic picture postcard included mountains and rows of vines, there is now a bio version with animals. The reason? A small but growing reality called biodynamic wine from which more and more certified wines are arriving.
A well made ceviche with ‘leche de tigre’ and a touch of spice is a dish that screams for a fresh, aromatic wine. Across the world, the natural partner for such a dish would normally be Sauvignon Blanc. In Argentina, however, it is not.
There are many extreme places on the wine map: ones that define a particular character. Chardonnay for Chablis in France, and the uniqueness of Pinot Noir in Central Otago, New Zealand.
The path of Malbec is also the way towards elevation: the developments of one and the other began at a time when Argentina was a wine country outside the planisphere. Now, as they converge on a high, distant point, that road and that history find their moment of apogee.
The forests of Ñires and Lengas climb the slopes of the mountains, practically touching the snow. In the heart of the Río Azul valley, the calm and persistent flow of the river, which explains at first glance its name, advances towards one of the most attractive water mirrors of the Argentine South, Lake Puelo. To the trained eye, these wine lands don't look at all like a viticultural landscape.