Argentina is ‘No one-trick pony’

4th December, 2013
The Drink Business by Lucy Shaw

Dario Werthein, owner of Bodegas Riglos. Photo credit: Colin Hampden-WhiteWhile it may have built its reputation on Malbec, Argentina is no one-trick pony when it comes to wine, according to one of the country’s top boutique producers. Speaking to the drinks business at his estancia in the Pampas, Dario Werthein, owner of Bodegas Riglos said: “We’ve put our energy into Cabernet Franc to show that Argentina is no one trick pony. “We’re so serious about quality that we only produce 6,000 bottles a year and didn’t make a 2012 vintage as the grapes weren’t up to our standards.” Founded in 2002, the Riglos estate spans 72 hectares in Tupungato and the Uco Valley in Mendoza. Production is small, with only 80,000 bottles produced each year, including a Malbec, a Cabernet Sauvignon and red blend Gran Corte. Photo: Dario Werthein, owner of Bodegas Riglos. Photo credit: Colin Hampden-White

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