Famatina Valley Wine

The Famatina Valley is located in Chilecito, province of La Rioja - ARGENTINA. It´s an 80km long desert valley with mountain ranges on each side: the Velasco and the Famatina. A pristine and sparsely populated environment with a unique micro-climate. Great exposure to sunshine and dry with warm days and very cool nights. Abundance of water deep below the surface ensures that water is available when needed. Ideally suited to producing both earlier ripening “vibrant” white varieties such as Torrontes as well as intensely labored reds, notably Bonarda and Malbec. Produces wines with great depth of flavor, with wonderful elegance and vibrant character.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Bonarda

    History of the grape: Bonarda is a confusing grape to describe because, depending on where it was made, one person’s ...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Torrontes

    Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino...

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  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2006


    Distinctly greenish hue. Delicate floral nose of musky orange blossom. Palate surprisingly full. Initially zesty citrus fruit then peach kicks in as it warms up. A slight kerosene touch to the long finish. Complex but a bit full for me. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2008


    Zolo is my go-to Torrontes, and the 2008 vintage doesn't disappoint. Zolo has the most complexity of any Torrontes I've tasted in this price range. Nicely balanced, and a great summer sipper! Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • The Prop Shiraz 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by giblet

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2011


    One of my favorite Torrontes. Full bodied, aromatic and reasonably prized. Read More

    Wine review by MontgMWine

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2008


    Particularly complex nose for a wine in this price range. There's a ton of tropical fruit, pear, apple, banana, floral, and honey notes going on. It's really quite interesting to stick your nose in. In the mouth the wine is quite viscous and coats your mouth, but its not thick. There's a touch of sweetness to go with the good acidity and a lot o... Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2008


    pale lemon green color; lemon-lime citrus, tropical fruit, banana, melon, floral, honey suckle on the nose; on the lighter side of medium bodied, a touch of sweetness, fruit flavors nicely balanced with zippy, lingering acidity -- interesting, complex and would make a nice pairing a spicy dish. i like. Read More

    Wine review by ChrisCaughman

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2007


    Found this bargain white a delightful surprise with its fresh floral bright tones, ever-so-slight sweet edge, undertones of a herb garden in May, and a delicate pleasing mouthfeel. It was in my upscale supermarket's single row of chilled whites and I took a chance for $10. Glad I did; pair with appertizers for the beginning of a party or a fruit... Read More

    Wine review by rare primitivo

  • La Puerta Malbec 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by bryanjmatthews

  • Pircas Negras Malbec Famatina Valley 2008


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    Wine review by hipwine

  • Zolo Torrontés Famatina Valley 2006


    i've recently had this a second time and noted a nose of Fruit Loops with a lingering taste in the mouth of lemon-lime zest; still amazingly elegant and dry with white peaches on the nose also. so yummy, soft, and easy drinking. so far the best i've had. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

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