Finding a sense of place in Argentina

Alta Vista barrel room

Earlier this year, Samantha went on a journey of discovery through Chile and Argentina. Geography prevails in today’s Argentina overview, with many a tasting note. Tomorrow, a closer look at recent vintages and their wines.

When travelling from Chile to Argentina, it is impossible not to compare the two. Chile’s thin rapier-like shape seems to reflect its penchant for precision and structure. When referencing a map, its wine regions are spread along the country’s length, making spatial understanding encouragingly straightforward.

In contrast, most of Argentina’s wine country requires a magnifying glass and tweezers to pull apart (not a bad...