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Flashcards in Argentina Deck (23):
1

What is the climate of Argentina

Continental with cooling affect from altitude and large diurnal ranges - vital to fruit quality

2

T/F: Historically most vineyards were planted in the pergola system known as parral in Argentina?

True

3

Which mountain range creates a rain shadow for Argentina?

The Andes

4

What is a weather hazard in Argentina?

summer hail

5

What are the key regions of Argentina?

Salta Province
San Juan Province
Mendoza Province
Neuquen Province
Rio Negro Province

6

What is the main grape of Medoza

Malbec

7

What is the main grape of Cafayete, Salta

Torrontes

8

Describe Malbec from Argentina

full bodied, ripe, black fruit, spicy wines

9

What is the second most grown varietal in Argentina?

Bonarda

10

What are the three black grapes of Argentina?

Malbec, Bonarda and Cab Sauv

11

What are the two white grapes of Argentina

Torrontes and Chardonnay

12

Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu are located in which region?

Mendoza Province, Argentina

13

The dominant grape variety in La Rioja, San Juan and Salta is...

Torrontes

14

Which of the following is the worlds highest growing region?
a.Calchaquies
b.Cachapoal
c.Colchagua
d.Curico

a.Calchaquies Valley

15

Is San Juan warmer or cooler than Mendoza?

warmer

16

Where is the best region in Argentina for Syrah?

San Juan

17

Which province in Argentina accounts for 70% of all production

Mendoza Province

18

What two factors give Mendoza, an otherwise desert growing area, life?

High altitude and snow melt water from the Andes
-leads to decreased temps, increased diurnal range, and increased sunlight intensity

19

Which region in Argentina is notable for ungrafted old Malbec vines?

Lujan de Cuyo

20

In Mendoza the most important factor affecting fruit quality is....

altitude/diurnal range

21

_____ is the heartland of the Chilean wine industry and _____ makes bulk Syrah, Malbec Cab Sauv, valuable old vine Bonarda and Tempranillo in Argentina

Maipo, Maipu

22

T/F: Uruguay shares a similar climate to that of Bordeaux and New Zealand?

True - cool, maritime

23

What is the main grape grown in Uruguay?

Tannat