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The wine tradition is well established in Argentina. The first vines were planted in the 16th century and the country boasts the highest individual consumption of wine from the subcontinent. Since the 1990s, Argentina has undergone a rapid and impressive restructuring of its vineyard, the largest in South America. Traditional varieties have declined in favor of quality grape varieties and vineyards with high potential have been replanted at high altitude sites. The country has attracted many foreign investors, motivated by the potential of the country and low production costs. Results: Exports surged and Argentina introduced its powerful, fruit-filled red wines to the world at altitudes of over 900 m. The vineyard is located on the high plateaus of the eastern Piedmont of the Andes for nearly 2400 km long, from Salta in the north to the more temperate regions of Patagonia. The best red wines from Argentina come from malbec, an emblematic grape variety that takes advantage of the large temperature ranges between very sunny days and cool nights to reach full maturity.

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  • Altos las Hormigas, Malbec Clasico 2017

    Altos las Hormigas, Malbec Clasico 2017

    92 points Decanter“Bright and juicy with a wonderful energy; ripe red and dark forest fruit, a savoury palate with a refreshing fruity finish.” Jancis Robinson“Most of the fruit is from vineyards in Luján de Cuyo with sandy loam...

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  • ARGENTO, Chardonnay Reserva 2015

    ARGENTO, Chardonnay Reserva 2015

    Vinous Reverie Notes Argento Reserva Chardonnay is golden and expresses fresh citrus aromas. Although it is a full-bodied wine in the mouth, it is a clean wine, with fresh flavors of grapefruit and pineapple complemented by mineral notes. The finish is...

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    Bodega Colomé, Malbec Estate 2015

    92 points Wine Spectator "Refined and rich-tasting, with effusive minerality to the red berry and cherry flavors, lathered with plenty of creamy accents. Pepper and cigar box notes show on the long and complex finish. Drink now through 2022...

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    Bodega Colome, TORRONTES 2016

    91 points Decanter "Founded in 1831, Argentina's oldest winery is owner of the highest vines in the world at 3,111m above sea level. This is made from grapes grown at 1,700m, giving fresh aromas and bright floral notes mixed with citrus and spice. An...

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  • Catena Alta Chardonnay 2015

    Catena Alta Chardonnay 2015

    94 points James Suckling "This deep and layered white shows sliced apple, cream and stone flavors. Full body. Dense yet fresh. Long and flavorful."   93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The super fresh and elegant 2015 Catena...

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  • Mendel, Sémillon Mendoza 2017

    Mendel, Sémillon Mendoza 2017

    92 points James Suckling "Apricots, cantaloupe, mangoes and papaya make for a very tropical-fruited semillon. Medium to full body, lots of tangy acidity and a textured finish. Drink now." 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The one white produced...

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  • NIETO SENETINER, Bonarda Mendoza 2014

    NIETO SENETINER, Bonarda Mendoza 2014

    89 points Wine Spectator "Lithe and rich, with good cut to the dried berry and roasted plum flavors, featuring notes of hot stone. Forest floor accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2019."   88 points Wine Enthusiast   Vinous...

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  • Santa Julia, Malbec Reserva 2017

    Santa Julia, Malbec Reserva 2017

    90 points Wine Enthusiast "Dry, crisp plum and berry aromas form a clean opening to this juicy style of Malbec. Pepper, dark plum and blackberry flavors are linear and don't waver on a fresh finish." #10 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of...

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  • TAPIZ, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    TAPIZ, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    93 points James Suckling "This is a fantastic wine for the vintage with a clarity and brightness on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. 2015 was a tough year for Argentina but this is a beautiful...

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  • Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes 2017

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2017 Torrontés Serie A from Salta was cropped from a dry year that was slightly cooler than 2016 (remember, this is Salta, not Mendoza). The grapes come from vines planted at 1,800 to 2,000 meters in...

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