7 Most Expensive Wines in Argentina
Recently, there has been an upswing in wines produced in South America, particularly Argentina. Because of the vast climatic and geographical differences in comparison to the popular European wine-producing regions, Argentina has the capability to create exciting varieties of wine.
There are three regions within Argentina that have become popular for their vineyards: Rio Negro Valley, Uco Valley, and Mendoza.
The Rio Negro Valley sits in the middle of the country with the Andes Mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The air is dry and there is an abundant amount of sunshine, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, providing unique and delicious flavors.
The Uco Valley is northwest and is completely landlocked. The high elevation and lack of rain give this region a nice long growing season. The iconic Malbec of Argentina is a shining star of this region.
Finally, there is the Mendoza region, which is widely known and the largest wine-producing geographical area in Argentina, producing over 70% of the country’s overall wine production. It stands on a high-altitude plateau just at the edge of the Andes Mountains, which helps to moderate the hot, dry climate.
We’ve put together a list of some of the most outstanding, and expensive, bottles of wine created by the nation of Argentina. Check it out below!
By far the most expensive on the list, the Bodega Chacra 2009 Treinta y Dos Pinot Noir rings in at a whopping $250 a bottle. It’s totally worth it though, with its gorgeous deep purple color and earthy notes of oak and leather. $250
Hailing from the popular Mendoza region, the Viña Cobos 2010 Volturno Marchiori Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec is a beautiful blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Malbec, which happen to be Argentina’s two best varieties. $240
The Luigi Bosca 2009 Icono Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and full, with delicious notes of chocolate, coconut and raisin. This magical blend gives you the best of both worlds of the Cab and the Malbec. $169
Out of the Rio Negro Valley comes the Bodega Noemía de Patagonia 2010 2 Red, a unique combination of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot. It packs an acidic punch and delivers with red berries and a cedar aroma floating throughout. $158
The Achaval-Ferrer vineyard is known for their unique and beautiful wines but the 2013 Finca Altamira Malbec is definitely the best. It’s full of fruity aromas like boysenberry and plum, and finishes with a healthy flavor of spice for some exciting brightness. $140
The Salentein 2011 Gran Vu Blend Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful and dark, delivering aromas of mocha and cinnamon, and finishing off with delicious notes of oak and berry. $120
Last, but most certainly not least, is the O. Fournier 2007 Malbec from the Uco Valley. With it’s sweet and herbal tastes, and juicy flavors of berry, raisin and vanilla, this Malbec is gorgeous and delicious. $90