Mendoza 11 years on

So much has evolved and improved in Argentina since my last visit there, regrettably long ago in December 2005, just before I started working full time with Jancis, that I could not squeeze all my thoughts and observations into my earlier article Mendoza – increasingly diverse and refined. Here are some of the themes that recurred in my conversations with producers in the Mendoza region, supporting the developments I tasted in the glass (see, for example, my comments on wine producers' preoccupation with soil types, illustrated by this picture taken at Altos las Hormigas of a basalt rock coated...

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