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Argentine Wine


Argentina is one of the largest wine producing nations, but for most of the last century almost all of their production stayed at home. That has certainly changed!

The Argentine grape most well known to Americans is Malbec. Originally a Bordeaux blending grape, used extensively in Cahors and in the Loire Valley, this French grape grows extremely well in the high altitudes of the Andes.

Mendoza, home to most of the well known Malbecs, gets almost no rain (irrigation comes from snow melt from even higher elevations), has a long growing season (almost no chance of frost) and has large day/night temperature swings. This yields wine that is rich, fruity, supple, and yet at low crop level, can still be quite complex.

Other varietals grown in Argentina include the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, as well as the less well known Bonarda (red) and Torrontes (white).

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Reg. $29.99

Barda is made from fruit from a 20-year-old vineyard, and also receives fruit from the “Treinta y Dos” and “Cincuenta y Cinco” vineyards. The fruit was harvested by hand and no automated mechanization was used at any stage of the ... more
Sku: 045054


Reg. $19.99

A LISA MALBEC from Bodega Noemia is a superb Malbec. Grown in RIO NEGRO, PATAGONIA, The wine profiles a lean, seamless identity unlike the fuller, richer Malbecs from Mendoza. Medium-bodied, focused, and very well-structured. The wine exudes sexy ... more
Sku: 043538


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