Argentinian Vintages and the latest from the 2022 harvest
Compared to many old world wine regions, Argentina has relatively stable weather conditions, but the country definitely experiences vintage variation. Frosts and hail in parts of the country have resulted in lower than average yields in 2022, but the quality of the grapes that survived is fantastic, according to the latest harvest reports.
The sheer length of Argentina means that its wine regions cross various latitudes and altitudes, so it's hard to give you a one size fits all vintage guide, but we've included below a guide from Amanda Barnes' South American Wine Guide which gives a summary of the last six years. We've also popped a wine recommendation from each year in case you fancy a mixed case of all of these vintages!
Argentina Vintage Guide
2021: A cooler and challenging vintage but rewarding for the brave
Finca La Colonia Coleccion Malbec 2021 - £13.49
2020: A small, warm but promising vintage
Ano Cero Malbec 2020 - £14.99
2019: Excellent harvest across the country, although challenging economic climate.
Altocedro Old Vine Reserve Malbec 2019 - £22.99
2018: An excellent, normal vintage with a bumper yield
Vina Cobos Vinculum Malbec 2018 - £45.99
2017: Smaller quantities but good quality
Jose Zuccardi Malbec 2017 - £31.99
2016: Wet, wet, wet, and cool
Altura Maxima Salta Malbec 2016 - £99.99