Top 10 Argentine Wines for 2019

16/01/2019 USAWR Team listed 10 wines you must try in 2019 from Argentina, the fifth largest wine producer of the world.

In November 2010, the Argentine wine was declared as Argentina's national liquor by Argentina`s Government. The most important wine regions of the country are located in the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza and La Rioja. Río Negro, Salta, Catamarca and more recently Southern Buenos Aires also became wine producing regions. The Mendoza province of Argentina produces more than 60% of the Argentine wine and is the source of an even higher percentage of the total exports. Thanks to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, moulds and other grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries. This allows grape cultivation with little or no pesticides, enabling even organic wines to be easily produced. Here is the list of top 10 Award-Winning Wines from Argentine that you should try in 2019.

ALAMOS

Alamos is a craft quality wine from Argentina. They offer the best of Mendoza’s high-altitude vineyards at an incredible value. Alamos grapes are grown at the foothills of the Andes Mountains at height of 3,000 to 5,000 feet, where intense sunlight, cool evening temperatures and mineral-rich irrigation from mountain snowmelt converts to rich wines with intense flavour characteristics. Their winemaking team combines modern methods with more than a century of historic winemaking techniques to craft flavorful Argentine wines of extraordinary quality and value.

Alpasion Gran Malbec 2015

Alpasion Gran Malbec is a 100% Malbec rootstock grown at the altitude 1,200 meters above sea level at Terroir Chacayes, High Uco Valley. It is 8 - 10-year-old vintage wine. It is aged 10 months in new French/Bordeaux oak barrels. This Wine has 15.1% ABV with a Total Acidity of 5,77 g/l tartaric acid and PH 3.75.

EL CAPITÁN MALBEC

El Capitan Malbec is an Intense red wine. Its aroma is fruity, reminiscent of plum and blackberry with subtle ageing oak giving hints of vanilla and sweets, which highlights its velvety structure, balanced with a persistent and complex final in the mouth. Its Service Temperature should be 64º F – 68º F.

Alpasion Malbec 2015

Alpasion Malbec is a 100% Malbec rootstock grown at an altitude 1,200 metres above sea level at Terroir Chacayes, High Uco Valley. This wine is aged 10 months in new French/Bordeaux oak barrels. It has a 15,1% Alcohol by Volume with total acidity 5,39 g/l tartaric acid and 3.7 pH.

FINCA ADELMA GRAN MALBEC

Finca Adelma Gran Malbec is an intense red with violet tints. It reminds us of red fruits especially plum and raspberry. It also highlights the aromas coming from the oak as are the snuff, chocolate and vanilla, excellent tertiary complexity daily is being produced. Its Service Temperature should be 64ºF – 68º F.

EL CAPITÁN CHARDONNAY

El Capitan Chardonnay is a pale yellow with green hues. The smell of this wine is subtle and delicate, with hints of citrus mainly grapefruit, also notes of white fruit. On the palate, very fresh fruit fills the mouth. It is a tasty wine, delicate and with good persistence. The service temperature of this wine is 47o F – 51o F.

Lost City Malbec 2016

Lost City Malbec is grown in the famous wine region of Mendoza, Argentina. It is luscious and ripe; this full-bodied Malbec from Mendoza has structured tannins and balanced acidity. It has intense fruit flavours of plum, blueberry and blackberry are softened by warm notes of vanilla. You can pair this wine with a bold bison burger or brisket sandwich.

Old Vine Malbec – 90+ Cellars

Old Vine Malbec was made from meticulously tended Malbec grapes grown on high-elevation, old vines in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes. The grapes are harvested by hand, and the wine is fermented in stainless steel before being aged for 6 months in a blend of new used French oak. It is deep ruby-purple in colour. This wine boasts exquisite aromas of blackberries, blueberries, plum and spice. It is well balanced with ample structure and mild tannins. Dark cherry and hints of wood smoke emerge on the finish to leave an elegant and lasting impression.

ADELMA MALBEC

Adelma Malbec has a deep red colour. The nose highlights note of red plum and delicate perfume of violets. The palate has good concentration. Its structure and acidity and tannins are balanced, it is a wine with personality. The Service Temperature of this wine should be 64o F – 68o F.

90+ Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

90+ Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is made by a well-regarded family-owned winery in Mendoza. The grape vines are located more than 800 meters above sea level and are irrigated from the mineral-rich water from the Andes mountains. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and then aged for 6 months in a blend of new and recently used French oak. A melody of black currants and red cherries rises above a backdrop of leather and toast. On the palate, you'll taste juicy, dark berry fruit along with a trickle of sweet spice and savoury plums. Serve with grilled rib eye, portabella mushrooms and hearty meat dishes.

 

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