Cafayate Wine

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Cafayate, the most famous region within the Salta in Argentina, is situated within the Calchaquies Valley. The region is not only known for its exceptional wines produced in high-altitude locales, but also the spectacular mountain views that surround it and attract visitors. Grape-growing benefits from warm days and cool nights, plus melting runoff from the mountains and a decent amount of rainfall. Bordeaux oenologist  Michel Rolland is credited for bringing the spotlight to the region and promoting quality viticulture within it. 
 
Malbec is of course, the shining star of reds, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tannat. Whites are produced most commonly with Torrontes, known for its perfumed aroma, fruity palette and refreshing, balanced acidity. Chardonnay is also grown here. 
 
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  • 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...

  • Malbec

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

  • 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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Cafayate on Snooth

  • Cafayate 2013

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    It's a quite good wine, ideal for sea stuff. Read More

    Wine review by Luke Varsi


  • Urban Uco Torrontes Cafayate Salta Argentina 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Michel Torino Shiraz Don David Reserve 2011

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    Fairly fragrant, with lots of blackberry, raspberry and an undertone of something herbaceous. On the palate this one is JUICY, with lots of blackberry, cassis and jam. Also some clove and just a hint of something leathery. Lots of bright acidity. Some lovely subtle notes of vanilla and oak on the finish. Moderate length. Good value here, for sure. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Dona Paula Estate Torrontes 2011

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    Interesting torrontes from Argentina. Perfume on the nose, orange/tangerine paraffin (?) on the mid palate, medium to low acid and a short to medium finish. Quite an interesting white wine that may be a bit over the top for some. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Altivo 'Vineyard Selection' Cafayate Valley Argentina Torrontes 2011

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    being aged in acacia wood barrels provides this wine with a smooth, somewhat neutral taste and becomes easy to get used to. probably best not to be aerated. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Michel Torino Estate Altimus 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Doña Paula Torrontés Cafayate Estate 2011

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    I am so out of my depth with white wines I had to look up on Google what sort of grape this is, and I found that it's native to Argentina and typically displays some smooth mouthfeel and mild acidity with aromatics of peach and apricot. And sure enough, there are some lovely floral notes to this wine, and some earthy notes that just bring to m... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Doña Paula Torrontés Cafayate Estate 2011

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    Getting a lot of oregano and herbal notes on the nose which blends very nicely with the minerality and the fruit. Lots more fruit on the palate - stone and tropical fruits, well balanced with fresh acidity and a silky finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Doña Paula Torrontés Cafayate Estate 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Quara Malbec Cafayate 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • What about VASIJA SECRETA???? Great wines from Cafayate...why are they not included in the list of good wines from Cafayate???

    Comment by 1166053Barbara Hennessy 1166053 Barbara Hennessy


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