Malbec and Cabernet
Sauvignon from Argentina are among the top rated wines in the
world. There are a bunch of others reds-each has a
characteristically distinct aroma and flavor.
It is a red variety
coming from the southwest of France and is one of the best
varieties that has adapted well to the Argentine soil. Initially
known as " the French grape" in Argentina, it is now grown in the
province of Mendoza, in the regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu as
these areas have a wide day-night temperature difference.
With very intense
concentrated purple color and pleasant taste, it ranks amongst the
top wines in the world. It has velvet texture and long soft
flavor, and consists of aromas of berry fruits, plums, cherries
and honey. As it is poured in glass, it gives secondary scents of
coffee, wood and vanilla.
It goes well with
beef, pasta, lamb dishes and chocolates
This wine is historically
associated with grand Bordeaux wines from France and is also the
most widely recognized red variety in the world due to its
adaptation to different regions without losing its typicality and
essence (hence called king of red wines). In Argentina it is grown
from Salta to Rio Negro regions.
This red wine is tinged
with deep purple and navy blue notes and gives an aroma of red
fruit, cocoa, dried fruits, pepper and raspberries. It is a wine
rich in tannin and blends well with less tannic wines like merlot
and cabernet franc. It requires careful processing as when it
grows old, its bouquet increases while its natural astringency
diminishes. After a brief stay in wood, followed by a year in
bottle, it achieves elegant complexity.
It goes well with spicy
stews, roasted goat or grilled meat.
This wine of French
origin is one of the great blended wines. It is found in Valley de
Uco of Mendoza. It is the most renowned wine after bordeaux and
burgundy from France. In the Cuyo region this wine is also known
as balsamina or balsamine.
This wine is aged in
wooden casks and then in the bottle to give a solid wine, rich in
tannin, vigorous and long conversation. To the eye, it has purple
tinges with aromas of berries, spices and leather. It is a velvety
wine, captivating the palate with its reminiscence of close and
dry figs. It is a grape of late maturation and produces wine of
soft great quality, apt for aging.
It goes well with game
meat, turkey sausages and mustard sauces.
Originally from the southwest
of France, it is the second most traditional and significant wines
of the great Bordeaux wines. In Argentina, it is found in the
province of Rio Negro, upper Mendoza region in Cruz de Piedra and
It is a deep red wine
with shades of purple and magenta with aromas of caramel, black
plum, bitumen, mulberry and occasionally, mint. This robust,
seductive, majestic and temperamental wine is believed to be
related genetically with the king of red wines "Cabernet
Sauvignon" and is famous for its fruity aroma. It is used in
blends with cabernet sauvignon and malbec often to produce a
traditional Bordeaux copulate, of great finesse and personality.
It matches best with
Patagonian lamb, juicy steak, and vegetarian dishes made with
legumes, nuts or grilled vegetables.
This deep red variety
is firmly established in Argentina, with area of around 15,000
hectares. Mainly found in San Rafael, south of Mendoza, where it
adapts very well to the warm temperature of this region.
This wine, has ruby
sparkles, and smells of red fruits and yeast. To the mouth it
reminisces of cherries and plums. This grape variety is very
resistant to diseases and is highly appreciated for its
productivity and intense coloration of its grapes.
It is a very good
combination with chicken and meat.
This Spanish origin
variety is grown in the valley of Cuyo. Argentina is the second
country with the largest surface planted with Tempranillo wines in
the world. The grape of this variety called tempranillo, still
remains the same, maintaining its originality.
This wine possesses aroma
of berries, and is blends well with cabernet sauvignon and
graciano. Initially in Argentina, this variety was used to make
low-cost, mass-produced wines; however now the trend is changing
to production of high quality tempranillo wines.
This wine is the best
mate of duck meat, lamb, pork and chicken.
This great red wine of
Burgundy in France, is grown in Alto Valle de Rio Negro in
This is a more delicate
wine than Cabernet or Merlot and exhibits taste and aromas of
strawberry and tealeaf. This wine is used to make best burgundy
wines in France. In the mouth it leaves a taste of cherry, cassis,
raspberry, and licorice.
It is best served with
grilled salmon, roast chicken and grilled lamb.
This red wine variety is
genetically recognized as the parent of the famous Cabernet
Sauvignon however the major difference lies in the way these
grapes are grown and fermented.
The wine is thinner
skinned, earlier ripening grapes and lower in overall acidity. It
ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. It can survive colder
winters but is very susceptible to damages by spring frosts. It
exhibits fruitier and sometimes, vegetable or herbal flavor and is
usually a lighter wine in both color and tannins. It has an aroma
of spices, often reminiscent of plums and especially violet. It is
a very common variety to be used as a secondary element in blended
wines like Bordeaux or Meritage instead as a stand-alone wine.
It goes well with white