Patagonia Wine

Patagonia is a region in the southernmost, lowest and coolest part of Argentina. It is literally at the end of the earth, its glaciers at Tierra del Fuego aiming the way to the South Pole. Much of it is a harsh, windy desert, flat, dry as jerky, with outstretched prairies and sheep farms, but the patches of green that exist have surprisingly become a destination for quality wine-making. 

Because of its significantly cooler growing conditions, cool-climate, international varietals do very well here such as Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Semillon and Pinot Noir. Other grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.
 
It is divided into two main regions:
 
The Rio Negro: began its viticultural history at the time of the railroad, which was built and owned by the British. The Brits found places to plant apple and pear orchards for fruit to be shipped back to England, and no doubt missing the wines they were used to drinking from Europe, decided to plant vineyards Read more »

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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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Patagonia on Snooth

  • THE NEW WORLD WINE, COMING FROM A NEW APPELLATION, THAT IS CALLED PATAGONIA OF ARGENTINA, NEUQUEN CITY, LOCATED AT SOUTH WEST FROM ARGENTINA HAVE 5 WINERIES WITH EXCELLENT WINE, GREAT FOR PINOT NOIR, MERLOT. Read More

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  • Bodega del Fin del Mundo Malbec Reserva 2006

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    Wine review by metrostylesmedia


  • Jelu Pinot Noir 2006

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    I found it sweet but still entirely drinkable. It really had no distinctive flavors or tastes, it was comparable to the random red blends that you can find across the globe. Read More

    Wine review by RachelNYC


  • Last night I hosted a tasting party at my tiny pad in Manhattan for Pinot Noirs .../Patagonia Argentina!http://images.snooth.com/wine/3/c/6/wine_857302.jpeg!Once more I wasnt sure what a climate like Argentina was going to produce for Pinot Noir. I found it sweet but still entirely drinkable. It really had no distinctive flavors or tastes, it... Read More

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  • Bodega Nqn Viñedos de la Patagonia Merlot Malma Reserva 2003

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    Wine review by llavender2004


  • Saurus Patagonia Select Malbec 2005

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    Wine review by ckeating


  • Infinitus Tempranillo 2009

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    Wine review by lmsguy


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