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MALBEC – Varietal Overview

Malbec is the flagship grape of Argentina. The country leads global production of the grape with over 75% of all the Malbec plantings in the world. This variety originally comes from Southwest France, where it is called Cot and features a hard, tannic style. It is one of the six grapes allowed in the blend […]

CABERNET SAUVIGNON – Varietal Overview

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known and prestigious red varieties in the world, showing very good adaptation in a variety of viticultural regions. It has developed its own personality in Argentina, where it adapts well in both high and more moderate altitudes. In Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon wines are produced as both 100% varietal […]

PEDRO XIMÉNEZ – Varietal Overview

Pedro Ximénez from Argentina, also known as PX, originates from criolla grapes. The term criolla is used to collectively refer to a family of grape varieties brought by the Spanish in the mid-1500s when they colonized and started viticulture on the continent. Pedro Ximénez from Argentina is not to be confused with the white Spanish […]

CABERNET FRANC – Varietal Overview

Cabernet Franc is one of the major red grape varieties worldwide. It can be produced as a single-varietal wine or as a blending grape along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the well-known Bordeaux Blend. Cabernet Franc is known for its savory peppery, herbal, earthy flavors, medium-high acidity and mouthwatering taste. It is an ideal […]

CHARDONNAY – Varietal Overview

Chardonnay is the most popular international white grape variety, and the third most planted white in Argentina. It grows in every major wine region of the world, adapting well in different growing environments. Chardonnay originated in Burgundy, France, where it is known as White Burgundy. The grape itself is neutral, and the flavor profiles commonly […]

BONARDA – Varietal Overview

Bonarda is the second most planted red grape variety in Argentina, following Malbec. It is thought that Bonarda was brought to Argentina from late 19th century European immigrants. This variety has historically been blended into common red wines, such as Malbec, because of its high yields per acre and its outstanding contribution of color. Recently, […]

TORRONTÉS – Varietal Overview

Torrontés is indigenous to Argentina and produces an aromatic white wine. It grows mainly in the northwest region of Argentina, in high elevations throughout the province of Salta. In Argentina, three varieties of Torrontés are recognized: Sanjuanino, Mendocino and Riojano. Torrontés Riojano is recognized for producing grapes of the highest quality, and results in a […]

Sparkling Wine Tips

Popping bubbly on NYE? Here are some tips from our sommeliers to keep in mind: 1. What is your top tip for pouring sparkling wine? When popping the cork, turn with your hand at the bottom of the bottle, rather than twisting from cork. Since there is more surface area here, you will have better […]

Vida Wines Offering Small-Production Argentine Wines in United States

Vida Wines Offering Small-Production Argentine Wines in United States Importer specializing in carefully-curated selections rarely seen before in US (San Rafael, CA) October 23, 2018 – Vida Wines, a new importer of high-quality small-production wines rarely before seen in the United States, is excited to announce the immediate availability of their Argentine portfolio. United States […]