There are probably very few seasoned oenophiles who haven’t at least tried a glass of Argentine Malbec, an intensely aromatic, deeply colored red grape variety with a signature scent of dark fruit and raspberry. Indeed, this wonderful variety, and its massive worldwide fame, is largely responsible for putting Argentina’s now thriving wine industry on the international map. Yet we tend to forget that Argentina had little or no export aspirations before the mid-1990s, no sense of belonging to a global viticultural map, contenting itself with producing vast quantities of mediocre wine, often oxidized and aged for years in vast old vats.
Mendoza, centered on a very attractive, tree-lined city, has always been the country's most important 'vineyard,' with many very different regions and terroirs within it.
There is nowhere else in Argentina, or indeed South America, like the province of Salta. It is the smallest and northernmost of Argentina's wine-growing regions, producing just over 1% of the country's total output.
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