Patagonia – the tip of the iceberg?


Patagonia always sounds so promisingly full of dramatic beauty and adventure, as Jancis reflected when she visited possibly the world's most southerly vineyard in Chilean Patagonia earlier this year. Although I was not able to make the journey south when I was in Argentina in March, thanks to having already gone so far north to Salta and spent several days (not long enough) in Mendoza, I had to compromise. 

This entailed Wines of Argentina inviting Patagonian producers to send their wines to Mendoza for me to taste there, aided and abetted by Roberto de la Mota, now based...