With a territory that is four times larger than France, Argentina has a wealth of natural ecosystems includes highly productive vine growing regions stretching at the foot of the Andean strip, to the West of the country, from latitude 22° south to latitude 42° south. The cultivated area covers more than 538,071 acres. High and low altitude, wide difference in temperature, coupled with the increasingly progressive wine technology and deep-rooted wine popular culture, giving the Argentine wine unique personality and quality.
Starting from 1551 while the first vine was planted, the vineyard coverage spread widely in the central, western and northeastern areas, but the vast majority of its wines were consumed domestically. The late arrival of Neoliberalism in 1990s has finally led the country into the global market, while production of small volumes of top quality wines were boosted and the country has found its position in the global market.
The Info of the Judges of 92nd Wine.Luxe Challenge
The Wine List of 92nd Wine.Luxe Challenge
◆ AUKA Mabec 2013 ◆
Obviously sweet spices, blackberries and other ripe fruit, vanilla, blackcurrant and blueberries. Good balance and medium acidity. An elegant and rich wine.
◆ AUKA Extra Brut Sparkling ◆
Bright pale lemon color. Intense aroma, very ripe lemon, some creaminess and toasty. Soft on palates, nice acidity and a creamy texture. Pair with shellfish with some buttery sauce.
◆ Finca Flichman Misterio
Cab Sau Reserva 2013 ◆
Blackberry, black cherry, plum and violet. Secondary characters like milk chocolate and tobacco flavors. It has a medium body, with smooth texture and well balanced. Best pair with BBQ pork.
◆ AUKA Merlot 2013 ◆
Ruby red with slightly tawny color. Very sexy aromas of fruits as strawberry, red. berry and cranberry. Nice acidity. Well balance. A straight wine perfect for lunch with salad.
◆ Finca La Luz Callejon del Crimen ◆
Gran Reserva Cab. Sauv. 2010 Good concentration of black fruits such as plum, berry along with cinnamon, tea leaves, tobacco and notes of vanilla. Lots of spice on finish. Moderate tannins. Drink now or age for another 5 years.
◆ AUKA Torrontés 2015 ◆
Ripe peach, orange jam, hints of lychee and pear. Palate consistent with nose, with notes of lemongrass, medium body and length. Easy style but not too simple. A good food wine.