If you’re looking for some great wines with a unique sense of flavour, look no further than Argentina. With its warm climate and open land, this country is a fantastic location for vineyards, leading to a succulent selection of red, white and rose wines.
Not sure where to start? Let this guide give you an overview of the best wines this beautiful country has to offer. Whichever wine you prefer, Argentina has something for everyone.
Argentina produces a large number of red wines, all rich in flavour. Popular grapes include malbec, with examples including the Terroir Series IV (both the Finca Orellana Trapiche and Finca Ambrosia Trapiche bottles) from 2011, or 2014’s Gran Mascota Malbec.
Other grapes commonly grown in Argentina include pinot noir and sauvignon. When it comes to excellent pinot noir, both Melodias Winemakers (with their 2014 sample) and Humberto Canale (with their 2013 selection) make their own smokey, oaked flavours.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a white wine that still holds plenty of flavour, Argentina still has many great options for you. Chardonnay, for example, is a common example. The 2012 and 2013 Uco Valley Mendoza, from the Salentein Single Valley, are very popular examples, as well as the fruity essence of the 2014 and 2015 Bodegas Callia.
Alongside this, the land is also ideal for growing sauvignon blanc, with Santa Anna’s 2015 wine being a particularly refreshing example, thanks to its gentle, citrus aroma.
If you prefer something that a little sweeter, there are also a number of excellent rose wines produced here. Specifically, Argentina grows a number of gentle malbec and rose wines. The 2015 Portillo is a very popular example, thanks to its fresh fruity essence and the gentle, subtle hint of vanilla. Alternatively, you can try the 2015 and 2014 Privado Malbec from Etchart, which has a slightly heavier flavour, with the hint of cherry.
As you can see, Argentina truly offers a broad range of wines. Thanks to its warm climate and long summer months, this is a land that winemakers flock to, producing delicacies that can complete with the very finest in Europe.