Flashcards in Argentina Deck (23):
What is the climate of Argentina
Continental with cooling affect from altitude and large diurnal ranges - vital to fruit quality
T/F: Historically most vineyards were planted in the pergola system known as parral in Argentina?
Which mountain range creates a rain shadow for Argentina?
What is a weather hazard in Argentina?
What are the key regions of Argentina?
San Juan Province
Rio Negro Province
What is the main grape of Medoza
What is the main grape of Cafayete, Salta
Describe Malbec from Argentina
full bodied, ripe, black fruit, spicy wines
What is the second most grown varietal in Argentina?
What are the three black grapes of Argentina?
Malbec, Bonarda and Cab Sauv
What are the two white grapes of Argentina
Torrontes and Chardonnay
Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu are located in which region?
Mendoza Province, Argentina
The dominant grape variety in La Rioja, San Juan and Salta is...
Which of the following is the worlds highest growing region?
Is San Juan warmer or cooler than Mendoza?
Where is the best region in Argentina for Syrah?
Which province in Argentina accounts for 70% of all production
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
Which region in Argentina is notable for ungrafted old Malbec vines?
Lujan de Cuyo
In Mendoza the most important factor affecting fruit quality is....
_____ is the heartland of the Chilean wine industry and _____ makes bulk Syrah, Malbec Cab Sauv, valuable old vine Bonarda and Tempranillo in Argentina
T/F: Uruguay shares a similar climate to that of Bordeaux and New Zealand?
True - cool, maritime