Argentine Wine brands
Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world.
Historically, Argentine winemakers were traditionally more interested in quantity than quality with the country consuming 90% of the wine it produces.
The most important wine regions of the country are located in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja.
The Mendoza province produces more than 60% of the Argentine wine and is the source of an even higher percentage of the total exports.
Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries.
This allows cultivating with little or no pesticides, enabling even organic wines to be easily produced.
There are many different varieties of grapes cultivated in Argentina, reflecting the country’s many immigrant groups.
Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and other international varieties are becoming more widely planted, but some varieties are cultivated characteristically in certain areas.
In November 2010, the Argentine government declared wine as Argentina’s national liquor.