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Vines in Argentina have a remarkably low level of vine disease, largely thanks to the incredible dryness of the air. As a result, most vineyards require minimal chemical sprays. Most wine regions in Argentina experience extremely low rainfall levels (San Juan 90mm and year) and rely heavily on irrigation provided by the Andes snowmelt.

Argentina is famous for producing the worlds’ finest Malbec, however, Argentina is also blessed by a wide range of grape varieties thanks to mid 19th century immigrants from Spain and Italy. Malbec in Argentina is different to French Malbec as vine clones have been refined for over 150 years in order to suit the conditions. Malbec in Argentina grows more favourably at higher altitudes where it’s acidity and vibrancy are protected. Argentina is highly regarded for its noble red grape varieties in regions such as Mendoza and Salta, however younger regions such as Patagonia are lifting the profile of white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Pinot Gris.

Purity of light, clean air, high elevation and the back drop of the Andes set Argentine wine apart from every other wine producing nation.Argentina is home to the highest vineyards in the world. Average elevation for vineyards in Argentina is 900m, significantly higher than most international wine growing regions. Vines grown at high altitude in Argentina enjoy unique and ideal growing conditions, with considerable temperature variation between day and night preserving natural acidity and varietal aromas. The air here is also incredibly clean in comparison to Chile due to its remoteness. This environment partly explains the regional distinction, pureness and vibrancy of wines grown in Argentina. Due to the long day light hours, diurnal temperatures and consistent growing seasons, vines easily achieve ripeness, developing fine, ripe tannins and balanced fruit flavours.