New-wave Argentine Malbecs

New wine ageing vessels at Catena's La Bodeguita in the Uco Valley with winemaker Alejandro Vigil

A style of wine that has been particularly popular in the US has had a makeover. See also The Argentine wine revolution, Argentina 2020 – mainly whites, and Argentina v Chile, our first-ever article about Argentine wine rescued from the 2001 archives. It was inspired by the first major generic tasting of Argentine wine abroad, in London, on 9/11.

My week in Argentina last month served only to underline the trend that I spotted in 2015 and reported in Argentine Malbecs – slowly increasing refinement and Julia described in Mendoza – increasingly diverse and refined two years...