White wine from Argentina
A16 Punto Ar Soleil Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Grape variety:Sauvignon BlancTasting notes:Pale yellow in colour with greenish reflections, this wine presents a fresh and citrus aroma, with notes of tropical fruit. The palate is soft and delicate, with a balanced acidity.Serving temperature:10° - 12°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€14.93* / 1 Liter)

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Hermanos Torrontés 2020
Valle de Cafayate / Cafayate / Salta / ArgentinaAltitude: Between 1650 - 1750 metres above sea levelGrape variety: 100% TorrontesHarvested by hand in mid-March in 20 kg wooden boxes; 1600 Vines per hectare.Climate: Dry and warm, large temperature differencesSoil: SandyTasting notes:The colour of the wine is very elegant with greenish yellow nuances. Already by the smell a fruity taste can be perceived, which reminds of flowers like roses. The fine taste with influence of oak and balanced finish gives this impressive Argentinean grape an unforgettable identity.Serving temperature: 9° - 11°CAlcohol 14.0%.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.53* / 1 Liter)

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Gimenez Riili Buenos Hermanos Torrontés 2021
Grape variety: 100% TorrontésTasting notes:Torrontés is the most important Argentine white wine grape variety. Intense and rich muscatel fragrance combined with aromas of pink grapefruit, red and green apple, pear, melon, white flower and rose. On the palate dry with a nice fullness and refreshing acidity. Complex and racy.Serving temperature: 10° - 12°

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.80* / 1 Liter)

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Séptima Chardonnay 2021/2022
Grape variety:ChardonnayTasting notes:This interesting Chardonnay shows in the glass a yellow color with greenish reflections.The nose is very expressive. Tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango stand out along with citrus notes such as grapefruit.The palate is fresh, fruity, unctuous and balanced. This wine has been aged for 3 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks. Serving temperature:8- 10°C  

Content: 0.75 Liter (€20.00* / 1 Liter)

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Finca Las Nubes El Torrontés 2021
Grape variety:100% TorrontésTasting notes:The Torrontés variety finds its best expression in the Cafayate Valley, Salta, in northwestern Argentina.This is a fresh wine, with balanced acidity. The nose offers fruity notes of pineapple, orange peel and peach. With time in the glass, perfumed notes of jasmine and fresh oregano also appear.It is a typical wine, ideal for anyone who wants to get to know Argentina's flagship white varietal. Dry.Serving temperature:9- 11° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€20.00* / 1 Liter)

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Caminante de los Mundos Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2020
This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris presents itself in the glass with a pale yellow color with golden highlights. Citrus and tropical fruit notes abound on the nose, combined with subtle notes of white flowers. On the palate, it is a balanced, light-bodied wine with good acidity. Its aftertaste is accompanied by fruit flavors such as pineapple and peach. Wine made according to organic protocols, which has been aged for 3 months on lees. 

Content: 0.75 Liter (€22.67* / 1 Liter)

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Chakana Nuna White Blend 2021
Grape varieties:60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 10% ViognierTasting notes:This is an organic and biodynamic wine from one of the main wine regions of Argentina. The nose is aromatic and fresh, with notes of white peach, lemon and melon, which combine nicely. The palate also has an elegant and refreshing mineral aftertaste. An interesting blend to approach the biodynamic wines of South America. Dry.Serving temperature:10 - 12 C°

Content: 0.75 Liter (€24.00* / 1 Liter)

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Tukma Torrontés Reserva 2020
Grape variety:100 % TorrontésTasting notes:This Torrontés is an excellent representative of Argentina's most famous white grape variety, which finds its best expression in the terroir of the Calchaquí Valleys. To the eye, it is a limpid, bright, pale yellow wine. The nose is very fruity, with notes of stone fruit such as peach and apricot. It also presents delicate citrus and floral notes, such as orange blossom. The palate is friendly, fresh, with balanced acidity and a medium finish. Serving temperature:10-12°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€24.00* / 1 Liter)

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Tukma Tardío Dessertwein 2021
Grape variety:100% TorrontésTasting notes:This dessert wine is made from Argentina's most renowned white grape and comes from 50-year-old vines located in the Angastaco region of the Calchaquíes Valleys.It has a light yellow color with greenish hues. The nose presents notes typical of the variety, with predominantly citrus and white flower aromas.On the palate it is fresh and balanced, with very good persistence. Its residual sugar makes it ideal to be served as an aperitif or to accompany bitter chocolate-based desserts.Serving temperature: 6 - 9 °C

Content: 0.5 Liter (€39.80* / 1 Liter)

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Tukma Gran Torrontés 2020
Grape variety:100% TorrontésTasting notes:This wine is a rare example of the Torrontés grape, as this variety is not usually aged in oak barrels. This wine has a light yellow color with greenish hues. On the nose, ripe aromas of apricots and rose petals with hints of honey and menthol stand out. Also, and thanks to its aging in barrels for 6 months, this wine has subtle aromatic notes of vanilla and toast. On the palate, it is a wine with character, delicious flavor and a long, balanced finish.Serving temperature: 9 - 12° C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€32.00* / 1 Liter)

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Hermanos Torrontés Dulce Natural 2019
Yacochuya / Cafayate / Salta / ArgentinaAltitude: 1700 metres above sea levelGrape: 100% TorrontésHarvested by hand in mid-May in 20 kg crates, 2000 vines per hectare.Climate: Dry and warm, large differences in temperatureSoil: sandy, stonyTastingAromas of jasmine and rose petals, as well as honey lychee fruit with balancing acidity. A very fresh wine due to its aromatic power of tropical fruits and its intense golden colour.Serving temperature: at 10 - 11°CAlcohol 13,5%Ageing potential: 4 years

Content: 0.5 Liter (€57.80* / 1 Liter)

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Carpe Diem Reserva Riesling 2021
Grape variety:RieslingTasting notes:On the palate, it exhibits yellow color with greenish glints. Of great aromatic expression, its aromas of peach, green apple, honey and lime stand out. In the mouth it is full-bodied and fluid due to the tension and freshness provided by its acidity.Serving temperature:9 – 10°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€38.67* / 1 Liter)

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Buy white wine from Argentina online

While the flagship grape of Argentine white wine is Torrontés, you can find a wide variety of white wines from Argentina, such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón, Viognier, Riesling and much more. It is also possible to enjoy blends and cuvées, as well as naturally sweetened wines as dessert wines. In the different regions of Argentina, from north to south, you can find white wines from Salta, white wines from Mendoza and white wines from Patagonia, and enjoy the diversity that these terroirs bring to each bottle.

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A brief look at Argentine Wine Production:

Located in the southern part of the American continent, with a population of 44 million and an area almost eight times larger than Germany, Argentina is one of the world's natural reserves. Privileged by the extraordinary diversity of its landscapes, Argentina offers high mountains and plains, lush vegetation and extreme deserts, forests and steppes, glaciers and waterfalls.
This wealth of natural ecosystems includes large, highly productive vineyard regions that stretch at the foot of the Andes from north to south, with a cultivated area of just over 200,000 hectares. This allows Argentina to be especially known in the world for its high-altitude wines.
Over five centuries Argentina has developed an exceptional wine industry. The altitude, climate and terroir, together with a deeply rooted popular wine culture, give Argentine wines a unique identity and quality. Today Argentina is the 5th largest wine producer in the world.

Why Argentine wines? 

- Wineries are constantly developing their own national and regional identity, focusing increasingly on expressing the terroir.
- Argentine wine production combines traditional forms with technology and current trends. This allows wine producers to permanently renew their offer, both within the domestic and foreign markets. 
- Winemakers challenge limits with new projects and new ways of making wine, both varietals and cuvees and blends.
- Thanks to the diversity of the soil and the vastness of the country, there is constant experimentation with new regions, leading to the creation of new geographical indications (GIs).

Argentinean wine regions:

Northwest (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán and Catamarca)

(6,000 hectares of cultivated land)
The Northern region is characterised by the altitude of the vineyards, situated between 1,000 and 3,300 metres above sea level. Here are the highest vineyards in the world. Other peculiarities of the region are the low rainfall and the dry, warm climate, with very high average temperatures and sandy soils that favour good drainage.
These regions have thousands of years of history, as they were once home to the Calchaquies and Diaguitas, who were among the first peoples to inhabit the American continent.
The main valleys and wine growing areas of northwest Argentina are Cafayate, Molinos, Cachi, Yacochuya, San Carlos, Tolombón, Belén, Santa Maria, Humahuaca, among others. The most commonly grown red grapes in the Northwest are MalbecCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat, Bonarda and Merlot
This area is also known for excellent blends. The most commonly grown white grapes in the Northwest are Torrontés Riojano, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin and Riesling.
Torrontés, grown especially in the Cafayate Valley, is Argentina's flagship white grape and is not found anywhere else in the world.

Cuyo (La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza)

(188,050 hectares of cultivated land)
The region of Cuyo (Land of the Deserts) is one of the driest and yet most productive regions for viticulture. This is the largest wine producing region in Argentina and the most important in South America. With altitudes ranging from 430 to 2,000 metres, this region is characterised by its mountainous relief. The Andes are the main source of irrigation, providing its meltwater every summer.
Low rainfall, clean air and irrigation with meltwater make the difference for this region. The most typical and world-renowned variety is Malbec.

Wine from Mendoza: (*)

In the mid-west of the territory, at the foot of the Andes, Mendoza is home to 75% of Argentina's total vineyards and the largest number of wineries in the country. This makes it one of the most important production centres in the world.
The highest peaks of the Andes are in Mendoza. The presence of this giant mountain range acts as a barrier against the humid winds of the Pacific Ocean. 
The altitude, the continental climate, the heterogeneity of the soils and the thawing are key factors for the production of excellent wines, contributing to an important wine tradition. 
The area of Mendoza can be divided into five large sub-regions, which give the grape varieties their particular characteristics: Uco Valley (Valle de Uco), which includes the departments of Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos; Primera Zona, which includes the departments of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú; Oasis del Norte (Lavalle and Las Heras), del Este (San Martín, Rivadavia, Junín, Santa Rosa and La Paz) and del Sur (San Rafael, Malargüe and General Alvear), covering practically the entire geography of the province. 
The most common red grapes in Mendoza are MalbecBonardaCabernet SauvignonSyrah, Tempranillo, MerlotPinot NoirCabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Tannat. Mendoza is also known for its blends.
The most common white grapes in Mendoza are Chardonnay, Torrontés Riojano, Chenin, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón, Viognier, Torrontés Mendocino, Torrontés Sanjuanino, Riesling.

Wine from La Rioja: (*)

Amidst fertile oases and dry mountain ranges lies the cultivated area of the Famatina Valleys, in the west of the region, between the Sierras de Velasco and Famatina.
The valleys are characterised by a warm climate, mild nights and great aridity. The interaction of altitude, latitude and high solar radiation determines different temperatures and humidity conditions in a semi-arid environment.
There is a strong presence of Torrontés Riojano, a variety that is native to the area and belongs to the Creole grape family. In general, the white wines of the region have green tones and intense fruity aromas. The palate is of medium structure and the acidity is moderate to low.
The most common red grapes in La Rioja are MabecCabernet SauvignonBonardaSyrah and Merlot.
The most commonly grown white grapes in La Rioja are Torrontes Riojano, Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc.
Patagonia (La Pampa, Neuquén and Río Negro)
Patagonia is the southernmost region of Argentina where grapes are grown. It comprises the provinces of Río Negro, Neuquén and La Pampa and has 3,700 hectares of vineyards, plus a very few hectares in the province of Chubut. The main regions are San Patricio del Chañar (Neuquén) and the upper, middle and lower regions of the Río Negro Valley. The vineyards are located between 300 and 500 meters above sea level.
Winters are hard and summers are cool, especially at night, which allows winegrowers to obtain harmonious combinations of acidity and sweetness and abundant flavors, thanks to the slow and persistent ripening of the grapes. 
All these characteristics give the Patagonian wines refined flavours, a superior aromatic intensity that reflects the purity of the environment and increases the prestige of the southernmost wine region in the world.
The most commonly grown red grapes in Patagonia are Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
The most common white grapes grown in Patagonia are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes Riojano, Torrontes Mendocino and Semillón.

White Wines from Argentina: Basic knowledge

What are the typical Argentine foods to pair with Argentine wines?

Argentina is known worldwide for its beef production, so generally a Malbec from Argentina pairs wonderfully with a good grilled steak, or with the typical "asado", which is the traditional barbecue of this country.

In any case, more and more people are choosing not to eat meat in this country. Considering the great influence of Spanish and Italian food in Argentina, it is also very common to accompany red wines with pasta. More concentrated tomato sauces (such as tuco) go very well with a good Cabernet Sauvignon from Salta.

In Patagonia, it is traditional to pair fish and seafood dishes with delicious Patagonian Pinot Noir, as well as with Chardonnay. In that region and in Mendoza, there are delicious Chardonnay wines that have been aged for some time in oak barrels, so they are wines with more body and structure.

Of course, in Argentina they eat delicious empanadas, which can be made of meat, chicken, fish or vegetables. In the summer, a typical fried empanada can pair very well with a Torrontés wine from Salta, served very cold.

What is the altitude of the vineyards in Argentina?

The altitude of the vineyards in Argentina, in the Northwest region (Salta, Catamarca and Jujuy), ranges from 750 to 3300 meters above sea level.
Vineyards in the Patagonian and Pampas regions can reach almost 700 meters above sea level.

The average altitude of the vineyards of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja (Cuyo region) range from 800 to 2000 meters above sea level.

How many Appellations of Origin (DOC) does Argentina have?

Argentina has two DOC ( Controlled Denomination of Origin), and both are in Mendoza. One is Luján de Cuyo and the other is San Rafael. However, Argentina has almost 100 GIs (Geographical Indications) distributed in all the provinces that produce wine, and in its main regions.

What is the development of Argentine wine production?

With 215 thousand hectares of vineyards planted, Argentina produces wine in 14 of the 23 provinces and is the 5th largest wine producer in the world.
Of the total exported in dollars in 2020, 23% corresponds to Malbec. A red developed in Argentina as an export product that later became a favorite of local consumers, too.

Of the total cultivated area, 59% are red vines, 18% are white vines and 23% are rosé vines.

Of the total wine produced in Argentina in 2020, 72% of the wine is produced in Mendoza.

Argentina has more than 950 wineries in activity.

Which is the most recognized Argentine red wine?

The most recognized Argentine red wine worldwide is Malbec wine. You can also find Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo.

What is the most recognized Argentine white wine?

The most recognized Argentine white wine is Torrontés wine. This is a unique grape variety, which emerged during the Jesuit period in the 16th century, a blend of the Muscat of Alexandria grape and a local Creole grape variety. The Torrontés wine variety with which the highest quality wines are made is Torrontés Riojano. There is also Argentine red wine Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Semillon and Viognier.

Where to buy wine from Argentina online?

We suggest you to buy in our online shop Andenweine. Some of the advantages of buying wine in Andenweine are:

- great variety of red wines, white wines and sparkling wines.
- You will find wines from the main wineries in Argentina.
- secure payment methods
- fast shipping of wines all over Europe
- excellent wine advice
- selection of organic and ecological wines
- personalized customer service

Buying in Andenweine you will be able to choose among the main wine regions of Argentina, such as:

• wines from Mendoza
• Wines from Salta
• Wines from Patagonia
• Wines from Uco Valley
• Wines from Cafayate