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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

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  • Urban Uco Torrontes Cafayate Salta Argentina 2011

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    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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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Tilia Torrontes 2011

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    Pure velvet in the mouth with a distinctive note of lemon curd and a touch of honey, followed by a surprisingly lingering finish excellent value for money. (AV 88, http://argovino.com/?p=165) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Doña Paula Torrontés Cafayate Estate 2010

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    Deep golden color and mild notes of lychee and mango in the bouquet herald a restrained wine with a delightfully clean finish; this is the varietal at its most dignified. Open at least half an hour before serving. (AV 89, http://argovino.com/?p=181) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Finca de Domingo Torrontés Cafayate 2010

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    Wine review by EL wino75


  • Michel Torino Altimus 2010

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    The nose showed intense dark fruits, spiced cookie and rosemary with an undercurrent of dusty stone and minerals. On the palate this was rich yet detailed and structured with flavors of ripe, dark fruits followed by hints of herbs and cranberry carrying through the cheek-puckering finish. The balance of ripe fruit and structure here is stunning ... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Michel Torino Altimus 2010

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    very dark in color, dark berry notes on the nose with a bit of spice and lovely balanced with nice complexity Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • 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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