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The region of the High Valley of Río Negro concentrates the greater viticulture surface of the province, located in General Roca district. They are followed in importance by Río Negro Mid Valley areas and the Río Colorado Mid Valley areas. Agro-ecological conditions are exceptional, barely needing chemical applications. The climate is similar to that of Neuquén. However, delayed or early frosts are a limitation to the development of the activity. Red and white varieties for winemaking are grown in the region, the most important varieties being Pinot Noir Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc among reds and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier among whites.

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  • Malbec

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Barda Pinot Noir Bodega Chacra 2012

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    Cherry. Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by jfadgen


  • Clos du Bois Chardonnay North Coast 2012

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    A pretty standard Chardonnay. Not bad but not great. Lots of butter here but not as much oak as I would like, making it less balanced. Some lemon seed tartness and decent heat from the alcohol. An easy drinker for weekdays on the back porch. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Clos du Bois Chardonnay North Coast 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Apaltagua Rosé Central Valley 2011

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    7% Cabernet SauvignonAromas of black currants, fire roasted chilies and spicy green herbs great the nose along with some very well integrated wood accents. Rather nicely focused in the mouth with a core of gentle fruit that hints at strawberry and blackberry flavors that carries with a haunting suggestion of sweetness. while its wrapped in gentl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau de la Greffiere Mâcon la Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes 2012

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    Lemon, vanilla, butter, and oak. Despite the complexity, manages to remain well balanced. Agree with vin0vin0 that this wine closes up at lower temperatures and probably is best served slightly warmer than your average Chard. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • The Argentinian Patagonia, comprising the provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, is a land of stark contrasts. Both soils and climates. From the arid desert of Northern Patagonia, by the central steppe, the Andes Mountains, to the hot and humid southern climate. While Argentina is renowned worldwide for wines o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines from Patagonia....


  • Verum Chardonnay Alto Valle del Rio Negro 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by pboss


  • Clos du Bois Chardonnay North Coast 2012

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    Wine review by jessicapants


  • Hi all,Of course we're going to talk about Argentine pinot! Most of the ... the provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro.  There's a huge difference between the wine traditions of the two provinces, however.Neuquen's government started promoting the wine industry in the area of San Patricio del Chanar just over a decade ago, though wine had been mad... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir Thread - Domestics...


  • Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Malbec a Lisa 2010

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    A touch of Old World style adds to the distinction of this Patagonian selection, whose bouquet includes whiffs of latex and leather. It's far from a kinky experience, though, with a dignified lightness that carries red currant and ripe tomato flavors through to a clean finish. A nice match for lighter Italian and Provencal dishes. (AV 88, http:/... Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


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