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What's the big deal about Argentina's High-Altitude Wines🍷?

Not many countries can boast vineyards higher than 1000 meters above sea level (masl). Argentina, however, is that exception and mountain wines are its main attraction.

Extreme conditions are thus the norm across the region, but they grow even more acute further north: from the Calchaquí Valleys to Humahuaca, Fiambalá to Chilecito right through the heart of Luján de Cuyo, Argentine vineyards regularly appear at the top of global height charts.

But, how these high-altitude terroirs shape the mountain wines produced in them:

🍷 Temperature variation: the warm zone will produce fruity reds with structure and moderate freshness while the colder zone will produce more herbal and floral aromas, firmer tannins, and sustained acidity.

🍷Increased solar radiation. The further up you are, the more solar radiation you get. The plants grow far more stressed and the most obvious result is that the fruit is much more colourful as a defence mechanism. In the case of red wines, this results in a greater structure.

On the video, I have a Colome Estate Malbec @bodegacolome It is produced on Finca La Brava 1700 masl, Colomé vineyard 2300 masl, and Finca El Arenal 2300 masl.

Do you like high-altitude wines? Share it with me 😍





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