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Patagonia

August 29, 2019

Patagonia

The southern most region in Argentina comprising the provinces of Río Negro, Neuquén and La Pampa. Around 4,550 ha of vineyards are cultivated here, accounting for approximately 2 percent of Argentina's total planted area.

Winemaking in the northern region is driven by the main rivers, which exert great influence over the terroir, and include several oases to the southwest of the province, east of Neuquén and north of Río Negro, all the way to the mouth of the river in the Mar Argentino.

Winters are intense and summers are cool during the night, producing an excellent balance of sugar, acidity and a lot of aromas. Award-winning Malbecs are a great attraction for consumers, but Cabernet and Chardonnay have also adapted well. Patagonia Pinot has recently made headlines with the cooler, southern climate really suiting production of the grape.


Wine Overview
Look for varieties which excel in cooler climates to find the best of the region. 

Merlot stands out with its aromatic intensity. Pinot Noir is used for most of the sparkling wines, due to it delivering outstanding elegance in Patagonia. Malbec is without question the most cultivated variety, but whites are making their mark.

Sauvignon Blanc produces a superior quality wine grape which is harvested at full maturity, while Chardonnay delivers a fruity aroma with a good body.

Predominant Varieties
Malbec
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Noir
Bonarda 
Syrah
Tempranillo

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