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.
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.