Travel (Virtually) to Argentina with Wine Pairing Weekend #WinePW

Argentina Welcomes (Virtually) the Wine Pairing Weekend Bloggers
Winter 2019 brings our blogging group on a virtual tour of South America. In January, we visit Argentina, and in February, we’ll be posting on Uruguay and Chile. We’ll enjoy the warm weather, even if it is only through our vivid imaginations!

What is your impression of Argentine Wine?  Here are a few key facts generally true about Argentina and its’ wines:

  • Majority of vineyards are located in the foothills of the Andes mountains. These factors contribute much to the character of the wines.
  • Because of the rain shadow from the mountains, the vineyards receive very little water and require irrigation. However, the dry climate means organic viticulture can be economically accomplished. The low humidity also means disease pressure is low so copper use in the vineyards is generally not needed.
  • As the vineyards are in the foothills of the Andes, they are at unusually high altitude, allowing grape growing closer to the equator than in much of the world
  • Labor costs are generally low, so hand harvesting is still economical
  • In a bid for international customers, the wines have typically been produced in an international style: fully ripe grapes, modern winemaking and generous oak aging.

Disclosure: Several of our bloggers this month received wines courtesy of  Winesellers Ltd, Familia Zuccardi, and  Bodega Santa Julia. Other bloggers are featuring a variety of Argentine wineries

Preview of our Virtual Argentina Visit
Join our group posts and discussion on Saturday Jan. 12 at 10am CST. You can find us on Twitter at the #WinePW hashtag.

 

 

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3 Responses to “Travel (Virtually) to Argentina with Wine Pairing Weekend #WinePW”
  1. I’m looking forward to traveling to the sunny Southern Hemisphere with everyone!

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