Flashcards in Argentina Deck (33):
What city is the primary market for Argentine wine?
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?
What is the climate in the Argentine wine regions?
What is the name of the wind that comes down the Andes and can damage leaves and fruit, and possibly bring frost damage?
What is the greatest threat posed in Argentine wine areas at the time of harvest?
Criolla Grande and Cereza grape varieties have what colored skins?
The large diurnal temperature fluctuations in Argentina are due to what?
Elevation and dry air
The two flagship grapes of Argentina are
Malbec and Torrontes
The profile of Malbec is
deeply colored, often inky black, blackberry and plum
The profile of Torrontes is
light bodied with floral aromas (like Viognier)
Argentina's DOC laws are European style and enforced by a local council called a
What are the two DOC regions in Argentina?
Lujan de Cuyo and San Rafael, both in Mendoza
What are the three wine regions in Argentina from north to south?
Cuyo (Central Region)
What country lies to the north of the Argentine wine region?
List the wine producing provinces in the northern region from north to south.
List the wine producing provinces in the Cuyo region from north to south.
What is the most southern wine producing province in Argentina?
What wine producing province is to the north of Rio Negro?
Salta is most known for what grape?
Cafayate is a subregion of what province?
The highest vineyard in the world is in what subregion of Salta?
Argentina's oldest wine producing region is
Mendoza accounts for what percentage of Argentina's vineyard acreage?
Most of the Mendoza vineyards are planted at what altitude?
2000 - 4000
List the subregions of Mendoza from north to south
Lujan de Cuyo DOC
San Rafael DOC
What are the soils in Mendoza?
Alluvial mostly loose sand over clay
The province of Neuquen is in what region?
What are the subregions of Patagonia?
What is the term used to designate the best wines of Argentina?
What region produces mainly fortified wine and brandy?
What is the high elevation province in Mendoza?
Valle de Uco
What is the subregion of Mendoza located near the capital?