With over 6 provinces growing a variety of grapes and an intriguing culture filled with foods and drinks, Argentina is famous for its wine and wineries, specially Mendoza vineyards. It is the fifth largest wine producing region in the world but it is more popular for the premium quality of its wine rather than the quantity.
Some of the most famous wines of the country come from the province of Cafayate, Mendoza and Patagonia. If you like wine, it’s time you plan a visit to Argentina to fall in love with it!
Scroll down to read about 4 unexpected wines that you simply cannot miss out on your next trip to Argentina.
1. Lote Finca la Colonia LC112
Located at the base of the Andes, the city of Mendoza is great for wine tasting. It is dotted with a number of wineries but Bondega Norton tops our list due to its remarkable wines like Lote Finca la Colonia LC112. Having a dry, oaky taste, this fabulous bottle of wine is rich in plum flavor. It is aged in French oak barrels for around 16 months to develop the perfect taste hinting a spicy note on the nose.
2. Altimus MMXI
When it comes to the wineries of Cafayate, El Esteco is named among the best. Altimus MMXI is their iconic bottle. The wine is a crisp blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. All of these are aged separately in French oak barrels. Once blended, the wine is aged again for more than 6 months, leaving it with a toasty, smoky flavor.
3. Ruca Malen Reserva
Of all the wines of Ruca Malen, Reserva 2014 made to the top of our list. This Malbec wine is aged for around a year in oak barrels to develop the ideal flavor intensity. The winery itself is an amazing place to spend a day at. The combination of spectacular landscape, delicious food and divine wine is a one of its kind experience.
4. Piattelli Grand Reserve
Grand Reserve of Piattelli is as good as Malbec can get! With its dark, mystic color, a bottle of Piatelli Grand Reserve 2014 arouses the senses with its deep and enriched flavors of blackberry, toasted oak and chocolate. Moreover, Piattelli Vineyard is a stunning sight. This makes this winery the perfect place to have lunch and spend a lazy afternoon at.
So, when are you going to go to Argentina?