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Argentina Wine Guide – Description

Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region’s grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences. The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of Argentina’s appellations and grape varieties; this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines.

The wines of South America continue to garner global momentum, fueled by ongoing quality improvements and continued attractive price points. As part of our series dedicated to South American wines, we take a comprehensive look at the wines of Argentina. Our goal is to provide wine enthusiasts with the critical information required to make to make informed wine selections.

This Approach Guide begins with a review of Argentina’s primary red and white grape varieties — most notably malbec and torrontés, respectively — and where they reach their highest expressions.

It then continues with detailed region-by-region profiles. For each of Argentina’s seven regions — Catamarca, Salta, Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan, Neuquén, Rio Negro — this guide offers insight into its specific terroir, pointing out the best wines and what makes them distinctive.

Finally, we conclude by offering a straightforward vintage ratings table, which affords high-level insight into the best and most challenging years for wine production in Argentina.

This guidebook’s approach, based on that of our wine app for the iPhone and iPad (, is unique: rather than tell you what specific bottle of wine to order by providing individual bottle reviews, this Approach Guide gives you the information you require to make informed wine choices on any list.

* Look for the asterisks. We mark each of our favorite appellations and grape varieties with an asterisk (*) — they have a record for providing quality, consistency, and good values.

Publication date : October 2012 (version 1.0)
Length : 39 pages

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