The Pampas Wines Blog
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Argentina’s wine regions are widely dispersed from north to south but almost entirely confined to a relatively narrow strip at the western edge of the country bordering the foothills of the great Andes mountain range, leading to unique tasting wines from a relatively high altitude. The climate is predominantly semi-desert with annual rainfall rarely above 250mm, less than a third of that seen in Bordeaux. Water for irrigation is available from the rivers and channels that run down from the Andes. The seasons are well defined, allowing the vines plenty of time to rest, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.
The northern wine-making regions in Argentina are Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca and La Rioja, all beautiful areas responsible for some of the most fantastic wines of Argentina.
With its distinctive taste and velvety texture, Malbec is undoubtedly the most famous of all Argentinian grapes and accounts for a substantial amount of Britain’s Argentinian imported wine.
Despite its being the signature white grape of Argentina and a quality wine, most people have never heard of Torrontés. This crisp, dry white wine is unique to Argentina, excelling in the high altitudes of the northern Salta region. Typically, the best Torrontés is grown at an altitude of over 6,000 feet.