Flashcards in South America Producers Deck (52):
Which winery pioneered quality grape growing in Argentina, and when? What specific practice did it introduce?
Trapiche, run by Tiburcio Benegas in 1885.
Introduced planting varieties in separate block rather than as field blends.
Name four major wineries owned by Argentinian families
What is Paul Hobbs's Argentina project?
Viña Cobos (Lujan de Cuyo)
Who collaborates on Altos Las Hormigas?
Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra
Who was the first to plant vineyards in Mendoza, and when?
Who is the most widely exported producer in Cafayate? What prominent french winemaker consults on a project there (and what is it called)?
Susana Balbo (the Crios wines).
Michel Rolland; Etchart (Pernod Ricard)
Three other key producers of Salta
San Pedro de Yacochuya
Michel Torino (Peñaflor)
Name two producers in Catamarca
Tizac - Cabernet de los Andes (Luigi Bosca)
Name two producers in La Rioja
Cooperative La Riojana (500 growers)
Valle de la Puerta
Three producers in San Juan
Bodegas Callia, Finca las Moras, Graffigna
Luján de Cuyo: Major Producers
Achaval Ferrer, Catena Zapata, Chakana, Bressia, Domino del Plata, Belasco de Banquedano, , Enrique Foster, Bodega Norton, Bodega Vistalba, Bodegas Weinert, Cheval des Andes, Terrazas de los Andes
Maipú: Major Producers
Zuccardi, Trapiche (Peñaflor), Lopez (largest winery in Argentina)
Uco: Major Producers
Clos de la Siete, O. Fournier Argentina, Saltentein, DiamAndes, Mumm Argentina, Masi Tupungato
What is Patagonia's most famous winery? Who is behind it? What are the wines?
Bodegas Chacra, spearheaded by Tenuta San Guido
Treinta y Dos
Cincuenta y Cinco
Neuquen: Major Producers
NQN, Fin del Mundo, Familia Schroeder
Who owns DiamAndes?
Who owns Bodega Piedra Negra?
Who owns Etchart?
Where is Chandon Argentina?
In Lujan de Cuyo; grapes come from Uco
Who created Clos de la Siete, and what is it?
A single property made up of seven previously individual wineries in the Uco (Tunuyan)
Who owns Colomé? Outside of Mendoza, where do they farm vines?
Who is the owner and winemaker at Dominio del Plata?
Who owns Graffigna?
Name three wineries owned by Grupo Peñaflor
Las Moras (San Juan)
Michel Torino/El Esteco (Cafayate)
Andean Viñas (Lujan de Cuyo)
Santa Ana (Mendoza)
Mumm Argentina (Uco)
La Posta is an extension of what estate?
Who owns Terrazas de los Andes?
Who produces Altura Maxima?
3100M in Uco
Who produces Estiba Reservada?
Cab Sauv, Merlot, Malbec, from Agrelo
First vintage 2001, current vintage 2009
What are the wines of Achaval Ferrer?
Cab Sauv and Malbec
Single Vineyards: Finca Mirador, Finca Bella Vista, Finca Altamira
Prestige Blend: Quimera (chosen vine by vine before harvest)
What are the wines of Vina Cobos?
Cobos Volturno (Cab Sauv base)
Bramare (appellation wines)
Bramare Single Vineyards: Zingaretti, Rebon, Touza, Marchiori
Cocodrilo (Cab Sauv + Malbec)
Felino (varietal wines)
What is the blend for Nicolas Catena Zapata
Cab Sauv + Malbec
Which three wineries account for 85% of domestic consumption in Chile?
Concha y Toro
Overall, the Chilean wine industry is top-heavy, and the largest producers create and control market perceptions of Chile worldwide.
Who owns Los Vascos?
Domaine Barons de Rothschild-Lafite (1988)
Who created Viña Aquitania?
Bruno Prats (Cos d'Estournel) and Paul Pontarlier (Margaux)
Seña is a collaboration between whom?
Eduardo Chadwick (Errazuriz) and Robert Mondavi, 1995.
Owned wholly by Chadwick since 2005.
Who collaborates on Aristos?
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair and Pedro Parra
Which Chablisienne producer has a Chilean outpost?
William Fèvre - William Fèvre Chile
Name two high end Carmenere bottlings
Errázuriz "Kai" (Aconcagua)
Concha y Toro "Carmín de Peumo" (Rapel)
What is Chile's largest producer? What is their flagship wine?
Concha y Toro
Don Melchor (Cab Sauv, Puente Alto, Maipo)
What is Almaviva?
A joint project between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Concha y Toro (think Opus One in Chile). Cabernet Sauvignon base, Puente Alto, Maipo.
Name three brands owned by Concha y Toro
Gravas del Maipo
Casillero del Diablo
Marquest de Casa Concha
Carmin de Peumo
Name two wines from Malleco
Clos des Fous Latuffa Pinot Noir
Viña Aquitania Sol de Sol (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)
What wine currently comes out of Austral?
Casa Silva, the Lake Ranco wines (SB, Chard, PN)
Where is the world's southernmost vineyard?
The commune of Chile Chico, on the edge of the glacier lake General Carrera. Farmed by Undurraga. Yet to be produced commercially.
Name five wines originating in the Alto Maipo
Don Melchor (Concha y Toro)
Viñedo Chadwick (Errazuriz)
Antiyal (Alvaro Espinosa, Carmenere, Cab Sauv, Syrah)
Casa Real (Santa Rita)
What is significant about the soils of Puente Alto? What significant wines originate in this area?
Particularly gravelly, caused early international exposure.
Don Melchor, Viñedo Chadwick, Almaviva
Name five major producers in Colchagua
Cono Sur, Viu Manent, Casa Silva
Lapostolle, Los Vascos, Hacienda Araucano
Montes, Neyen, Koyle
Which two high end Carmenere bottlings appellate as DO Peumo? Why is this notable?
Herencia (Santa Carolina)
Carmín de Peumo (Concha y Toro)
Areas are rarely used for labeling, as zones generally have broader recognition.
Apalta: Top Wines
Clos Apalta, Casa Lapostolle, 66% Carmenere, 19% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, dry-farmed vineyard, planted 1920.
Alpha M, Montes, Cab Sauv dominant BDX blend.
Important producers in Curicó
San Pedro (mostly bulk wine)
Miguel Torres Chile (specifically the Manso de Velasco plot, 100yo Cabernet Sauvignon)
Currently, Curicó is largely given to bulk plantings.
What is VIGNO, and what requirements surround it?
VIGNO is the brand trademarked by the Vignadores de Carignan in western Maule.
Restricted to a delimited area
Minimum 30 years vine age (may be grafted)
Aged 2 years before release
Minimum 65% Carignan