A province where one finds unusual grape varieties and innovative winemaking techniques.
The wine growing regions of Argentina are being charted with ever greater precision. Whereas just over a decade ago, geographic designations essentially followed political borders, lumping vast tracts of very different land in together, today producers are identifying the exact areas where meaningful distinctions can be made between local terroirs. This is certainly true of one of the newest Geographic Indications: San Pablo, which was approved in 2019.
Everyone is familiar with Chardonnay, a white grape variety grown in Argentina and all across the world. But it’s not so commonly known that it’s not actually the most extensively grown in the country. In fact, comes in third on a list of the varieties with the most surface area under vine in Argentina with 5863 hectares of a total, as of January 2021 of 35,845 hectares of white grape vines. So, which are the two most widely grown and what others make up the list of the top 12? What are the white varieties most commonly found in Argentina?
Argentine Chardonnay, an increasingly alluring choice: International Chardonnay Day is coming up and offers an ideal opportunity to learn more about the different wines made from the grape and to discover one or two new producers and regions. For instance, have you ever tried an Argentine Chardonnay?