Argentina's 2020 and 2021 vintages

concrete fermentation tanks in Argentina

Two recent, contrasting vintages with 80 young wines reviewed. See also Finding a sense of place in Argentina. Above, traditional concrete tanks are used for fermentation throughout Argentina.

Argentine wine country may be relatively hot and dry but wildfires are not a threat. As one winemaker in Mendoza asked, gesturing at miles of arid scrubland, ‘what would burn?’ As for floods, wine country runs along Argentina’s western edge (see this map of South American winegrowing regions), neatly tucked into the foothills of the Andes, protected from coastal storms. Even Patagonia’s vineyards are more than four hours’ drive from the...