Despite being known for full bodied reds, the terroirs are capable of making the most wonderful lighter reds and whites too. Especially down south in Patagonia where this is grown. So pure, fresh and clean it would be the envy of any winemaker in the world with a nice richness of fruit, this is entirely too drinkable. Luckily it is pretty good value too.
Patagonia – Further south than our beloved Tasmania, this is the coolest of the cool regions in Argentina. There is a lot of scope for cool climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and that means sparkling wine is a natural for this part of town. That being said, full bodied Malbec of outstanding quality is still a viable product down here too.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.