These days with the Argentine Malbec known throughout the world everyone is asking what will be the next great wine coming out of Argentina?
For at home wine tastings, look for Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontes, and Pinot Noir from Argentina. According to experts, these are the varietals Argentina must focus on next.
Although the Malbec from Argentina has become world famous wine makers in Argentina are stressing the importance of producing more Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as they are classic varietals that have been traditionally popular around the world. Leading wine experts say that wine makers need to diversify and not only depend on the popularity of the Malbec for sales. The varying altitudes in Argentina create excellent terroirs for many different grapes.
The Torrontes is also predicted to have more success in the coming year, as its characteristic floral and fruity bouquet is in demand to go with current food trends. The Torrontes varietal produces wines that are typically dry with a long finish. These wines go great with Thai food, sushi, fish, and fruit sorbets.
Although many have tried the lesser-known Bonarda varietal in Argentina, Ernesto Catena, the president of Ernesto Catena vineyards, believes that it is more likely to see Argentine Pinot Noirs in the States before the Bonarda. The Bonarda is a very distinct wine and Catena believes there is a lot of work and development to be done before the Bonarda is successful. The Pinot Noir grape needs cooler weather to do well. The best Pinots from Argentina are coming from the Uco Valley in Mendoza and Patagonia in the South.
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