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1

What city is the primary market for Argentine wine?

Buenos Aires

2

What is the mountain range to the west of the Argentine wine region that works as a rain shadow and keeps western Argentina very dry?

The Andes

3

What is the climate in the Argentine wine regions?

Continental

4

What is the name of the wind that comes down the Andes and can damage leaves and fruit, and possibly bring frost damage?

The Zonda

5

What is the greatest threat posed in Argentine wine areas at the time of harvest?

Hail

6

Criolla Grande and Cereza grape varieties have what colored skins?

Pink

7

The large diurnal temperature fluctuations in Argentina are due to what?

Elevation and dry air

8

The two flagship grapes of Argentina are

Malbec and Torrontes

9

The profile of Malbec is

deeply colored, often inky black, blackberry and plum

10

The profile of Torrontes is

light bodied with floral aromas (like Viognier)

11

Argentina's DOC laws are European style and enforced by a local council called a

consejo

12

What are the two DOC regions in Argentina?

Lujan de Cuyo and San Rafael, both in Mendoza

13

What are the three wine regions in Argentina from north to south?

Northern Regions
Cuyo (Central Region)
Patagonia

14

What country lies to the north of the Argentine wine region?

Bolivia

15

List the wine producing provinces in the northern region from north to south.

Jujuy
Salta
Tucuman
Catamarca

16

List the wine producing provinces in the Cuyo region from north to south.

La Rioja
San Juan
Mendoza

17

What is the most southern wine producing province in Argentina?

Rio Negro

18

What wine producing province is to the north of Rio Negro?

Neuguen

19

Salta is most known for what grape?

Torrontes

20

Cafayate is a subregion of what province?

Salta

21

The highest vineyard in the world is in what subregion of Salta?

Molinos

22

Argentina's oldest wine producing region is

La Rioja

23

Mendoza accounts for what percentage of Argentina's vineyard acreage?

70%

24

Most of the Mendoza vineyards are planted at what altitude?

2000 - 4000

25

List the subregions of Mendoza from north to south

Mendoza North
Maipu
Lujan de Cuyo DOC
Maipu East
Mendoza East
Tupangato
Uco Valley
San Rafael DOC

26

What are the soils in Mendoza?

Alluvial mostly loose sand over clay

27

The province of Neuquen is in what region?

Patagonia

28

What are the subregions of Patagonia?

La Pampa
Neuquen
Rio Negro

29

What is the term used to designate the best wines of Argentina?

Vinos Finos

30

What region produces mainly fortified wine and brandy?

San Juan

31

What is the high elevation province in Mendoza?

Valle de Uco

32

What is the subregion of Mendoza located near the capital?

Maipu

33

What province in the far south is becoming known for it's sparkling wines?

Rio Negro