Malbec has become Argentina’s emblematic grape, a national symbol of pride and an international success. When we also think about Argentinian wine, Mendoza comes to discussion, the Napa valley of the Andean country. A natural desert, Mendoza has become the most renowned wine region in Argentina, producing world class complex Malbecs as well as Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignons, also including well known grapes such as; Tempranillo, Bonarda, Syrah and Merlot. This region also produces top quality and highly expressive white varietals as Sauvignon Blancs, Chenin Blancs, Chardonnays and Argentina’s emblematic white grape Torrontés!

Map courtesy of Wines by Jennirer, all rights reserved.

Let’s have a closer look at Mendoza; an amazing semiarid desert valley sitting on the eastern side of the Andes with an influential altitude where most vineyards are located at 2,640–3,630 ft above sea level. Mendoza has a unique climate that makes viticulture possible; a dry continental climate, low fertility of the soils stressing the grapevines…

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Wine educator. Wine student. Wine blogger. Wine lover. Wine Buyer. 40-ish, OK late late 40's pushing 50. Married, technically in Vermont and originally heart only but now recognized in ALL states. Cuban-American Miami born. Only took me 28 years of talking about it to take a wine class, get certified and find my new career as a Wine Steward/Wine Buyer/Team Leader.

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