Argentinean wines

Spanish conquistadors planted European Vitis vinifera varieties along the Atlantic coast in Argentina but the vines unfortunately were not successful.  Several years later, cuttings from Chile were brought to what it is known today as the Mendoza and San Juan wine regions, which firmly established viticulture in Argentina.  Although many vineyards were planted and wine production was successful, Argentina used the wine mostly for national consumption.  By the end of the 20th century, Argentina followed the example from Chile and aggressively started exporting wine to various regions in the world, especially Europe and the Americas.

The major wine regions in Argentina are located at the foothills of the Andes, and the most famous ones are Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca and Salta.  Rainfall is usually low but there is an abundance of snow meltwater for irrigation.  Many of the regions have a desert type of climate, warm during the day and cool at night, which is perfect for grape growing.  Mendoza is responsible for about two thirds of the country’s wine production.  Argentina has been known for its magnificent fruit-forward red wines.  The Malbec is a source of national pride and now known all over the world.  Among other varieties that are being introduced to the export market are the Bonarda, Tempranillo, Cabernet and Syrah.  The influence of Italian immigrants is showing up in varieties such as the Barbera and Sangiovese.   Among the largest white varieties planted in Argentina are Pedro Gimenez and Torrontés.

MENDOZA REGION

Our Argentinean wines are all from the Mendoza region.

Andes Sur

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Chardonnay

– Merlot

Tacones

Tacones Cabernet Sauvignon

Tacones Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Tacones Chardonnay

Telteca

– Telteca Roble Cabernet Sauvignon

– Telteca Roble Chardonnay

– Telteca Roble Malbec

– Telteca Roble Merlot

– Telteca Antá Chardonnay-Viognier

– Telteca Antá Malbec Reserve

– Telteca Antá Syrah-Malbec

– Telteca Antá Sauvignon Blanc

– Telteca Gran Reserva (Malbec/Cabernet/Merlot/Syrah)

Terroso

– Terroso Bonarda

– Terroso Malbec

– Terroso Malbec-Merlot

UMA

– Uma Colección Bonarda

– Uma Colección Cabernet Sauvignon

– Uma Colección Chardonnay

– Uma Colección Malbec

– Uma Colección Shiraz

– Uma Colección Torrontés

– Uma Sweet Chardonnay

– Uma Sweet Malbec