Argentina and Vine
Argentina and Vine
To the west of Argentina is dominated by the imposing Andes Mountains to the east is an arid region known as Cuyo ,
The vine was introduced in Argentina by Conquistador , but growth was effected in the nineteenth century with the
trong>French arrived immigrants , Germans, Italians , Spanish and providing better varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon , Syrah , Pinot Noir , Malbec , Sangiovese , Barbera , Chenin Blanc , Riesling, Torrontes .
Located at the foot of the Andes the Argentine Vineyards are located between the 25th parallel and the 40th parallel , as the vines appear oasis in the middle of nowhere.
It is irrigated by mountain streams coming glaciers have there are all sorts of varieties , due to the large temperature difference between day and night
Argentina has 10 wine regions, the main ones , Salta , La Rioja, La Mendoza, and the region of Rio Negro and San Juan .
Salta is located just below the 25th parallel along the banks of the Rio Sali is the wine that comes as Cafayate .
La Rioja is located just below the 30th parallel , and the Mendoza region is certainly the best known wine region of Argentina , located above the 35th parallel , irrigated by the Rio Mendoza and Rio Tumuyan
It owes its reputation to its many Bodegas, the new century will certainly grow in this region or reputation including wines from the Malbec , high quality .
Today Argentina is the fifth largest wine producing country in the world with the Torrontes which has become a specialty in Argentina wines with Chardonnay, for red wines is Barbera , Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, are certainly good.
But both varieties stars Argentina are undoubtedly Malbec Lujan de Cuyo and Torrontes .
Argentina is a South American country sharing its borders with Chile to the west, northwest Bolivia ,
Many indigenous tribes inhabited Argentina before the Spanish conquest ( Diaguitas , Pampas , tehuelches , Toba , Matacos , Ona )
The country declared its independence vis-à- vis Spain May 25, 1810 , The capital is Buenos Aires, the national language is Spanish
The term is attested Argentina for the first time on a Venetian map of 1536
Argentina is long 3700 kilometers from north to south and 1,400 kilometers from east to west
They can be divided into four distinct areas: the Pampas in the center of the country, the flatlands of Patagoniarong> in the south, the dry plains of the Gran Chaco in the north and finally, the very high region of the Andes to the west along the border with Chile, the Aconcagua rises to 6960 meters
The climate is typical of eastern facade of the continents , a humid subtropical climate is found in the north and arid / sub-Antarctic in the extreme south of the country.
Given the size of the country (8th in the world) , the differences in altitude ( -100 m to nearly 7,000 m) ) and the length of the country, a huge variety of climates coexist countries.
The North is almost tropical, north-central and western live days of unbearable heat , the far north has averages of around 20 ° C during the day and 10 ° C at night
La Pampa concentrated population and the country's production , and this is due to the temperate climate with four seasons . Patagonia is the coldest region, but the climate varies greatly from one place to another.
In the vast expanses of the Pampa is still a pre-Columbian fauna represented in particular by the armadillo.