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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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  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Torrontes

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Bodega Colome

    Colome was farmed for thousand of years by the native population who were excellent stewards o...

  • Michel Torino

    The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vin...

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Salta on Snooth

  • Colomé Torrontes Salta 2014


    Beautiful pale greenish color. Powerfully fragrant with sutbtle tropical fruits. Perfect acidity. Read More

    Wine review by wenwyia

  • Anko Cafayate. Salta Argentina Torrontes 2016


    seems to be flat and dry and not exemplary of the resplendent torrontes that i have come to appreciate Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Alamos Torrontes 2015


    Lemon, grapefruit and green apple aromas with hints of white peach. Melon and lemon flavors on the palate, good full mouthfeel and texture with some spice on the finish following a soft acidity and a base of creaminess. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Alamos Torrontes 2015


    Sweet and punchy. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa

  • Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2012


    Big and Burly Malbec - blend. Cannot remember much about it, for I had it quite a few months ago, but seem to remember that it was similar to these tasting notes from Wine Advocate...'The very showy, open and aromatic nose is very balsamic and spicy with aromas of wild herbs, especially thyme, juicy blueberries and violets. This is a ripe Malbec... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Colome Torrontes 2014


    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Hermanos Malbec-Tannat 2013


    Binny's 3/2016. Mary really liked this combination while she was drinking it. consumed over a several day period, but she complained of morning headaches the days after she consumed as little as one glass. Maybe a coincidence, but I will not go here again, until my memory completely fails me. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Michel Torino Malbec Cuma Organic 2010


    Wonderful. My favorite Malbec! Read More

    Wine review by Abundant Life

  • Alamos Torrontes 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Kaiken Torrontes Terroir Series 2014


    Quite aromatic and floral aromas of pineapple, melon and rose petal with a hint of white pepper. Juicy and full bodied in the mouth, with loads of fresh acidity up front softening in the mid palate and showing flavors of green apple, lemon and an appealingly spicy finish that hints at some wood treatment. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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