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What percent of labeled grape must be in the wine of Argentina?

80%

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What percentage of grapes must be from a labeled region in Argentina?

85%

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What is the Zonda?

Hot and drying winds that come from Andes Mountains into the Mendoza, moderating temps and providing even keeled growing season.

3

Where are vineyards planted in Argentina?

Andes mountain foothills. Best vineyards above 900 feet.

4

What are the main grapes of Argentina?

Torrentes
Malbec
Cab Sauv
Merlot
Pinot noir
Tempranillo
Chardonnay
Syrah
Sauv Blanc
Muscat of Alexandria
Bonarda

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Argentinian reds pair well with what?

Beef

6

What are good vintages in Argentina?

2002-2006

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describe the irrigation system in Mendoza.

Ancient canal system and melted snow provide irrigation

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What are the three main regions of Argentina?

North
Cuyo
Patagonia

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What are the two appellations of the North region of Argentina?

Salta
Catamarca

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What are the three main appellations of Cuyo in Argentina?

Mendoza
Rioja
San Juan

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What percentage of labeled grapes must be included in a wine from mendoza?

100%

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Describe Salta.

Warm, dry, high altitudes, sunny. In the North area of Argentina. Grows torrentes, can Sauv, Muscat, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and tannat. cafayette district known for torrentes.

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How much of Argentina's wine production is Mendoza responsible for?

65-70%

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What grapes are grown in Mendoza?

Malbec
Merlot
Cab Sauv
Tempranillo
Bonarda
Chardonnay

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What are the subregions of Mendoza?

Mendoza River
Uco valley
Northern Mendoza
Eastern Mendoza
Southern Mendoza

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What are the principle grapes of the Uco valley? Where is it?

Malbec
Merlot
Chardonnay
Cab Sauv

Mendoza, Argentina

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What grapes grow in Patagonia and what type of wine is made there?

Dry and sparkling.

Pinot noir
Chardonnay
Riesling
Muscat
Malbec

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What are two subregions of Patagonia?

Neuter and rio negro

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Going down the Argentine coast, what are the country's appellations/regions?

Salta
Catamarca
La Rioja
San Juan
Mendoza
Neuquem
Rio negro