After several years work by oil producers in the province, the first ever GI for an olive oil from Argentina has been declared. It’s a significant honor as it is the first in Latin America and in the world outside of Europe and Tunisia.
Argentine Fairtrade wine: 4000 certified hectares are under vine in Mendoza and La Rioja. Several small wineries and producers are meeting demand for these wines in overseas markets. The benefits and future challenges.
Unconventional grape varieties in Argentina: grapes that arrived to the country mixed in with others that are now enriching the portfolios of several wineries.
Argentine White Malbec: the evolution of the variety has resulted in some unusual innovations including the rise of a category that now spans at least ten different labels.
Wineries in Mendoza City: viticultural gems you can visit without having to leave the city.
The Cellar at Don Julio: one of the main attractions of the best barbecue restaurant in the Americas is its wine collection, which numbers more than 15,000 bottles including many historic icons now cherished as treasures and others brought in to improve the legendary wine list year on year.
Argentine Torrontés: with 9500 hectares under vine with the variety, it is the most commonly grown white grape in Argentina and an icon of the country’s wine scene.
Wine in Entre Ríos: the riverside province has a long viticultural history: until the 1930s it was the fourth largest producer of grapes and wines in Argentina. Today, it is reviving this tradition through innovation and the heavy involvement of women throughout the production chain.
Families of winemakers: legacy, experience and the contribution of new generations. We speak to winemakers who share surnames, professions and a passion for Argentine wine.
Argentina has a handful of continental terroirs with climates ranging from cool to cold that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. A minor revolution is taking place among the whites in which Chardonnay is playing a fundamental role.