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Salta is a breathtaking, mountainous region in the north of Argentina, considered part of the larger region known simply as North-West, bordered by Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay. Many of its vineyards are planted at dizzyingly high altitudes in the mountains and foothills. The mountains serve as both climate protection and irrigation, with melted snow flowing into the alluvial (sand over clay) soil. Grapes grown here can reach perfect ripeness and acidity without becoming too extracted or alcoholic.

Salta is home to the Cafayate wine appellation and the jewel grape of the area is by far the white Torrontes, prized for its perfumed aroma, fruity flavor and balanced acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon slightly outshines the country’s otherwise more popular Malbec red grape here. Other grapes grown are Syrah and Chardonnay.

Molinos is its secondary appellation, also boasting very high altitude vineyards and many of the same grape varietals.

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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...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Torrontes

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

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