After visiting Argentina, Michael Schachner shared the most interesting aspects of his trip in an exclusive interview with Wines of Argentina.
The holders of the most prestigious title in wine toured Mendoza, Salta and Buenos Aires from February 17th to 24th.
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.
At this point, most consumers know the flavour or flavours of Malbec, and most can imagine the taste of each region for the variety. And at the same time they have an idea, however primary, about the general flavour of Argentine wines. With one caveat: what today we call Malbec, the wines and regions of Argentina, wasn’t always so.
Argentina offers many different styles of Malbec. Most of them from Mendoza, but there are a handful of other Malbec’s worth discovering.
Last week saw the fourth edition of Premium Tasting in Mendoza. There was much talk of the future and how to offer wines for as many palates as possible. The…