Daniel Pi: Coast is key to Argentina’s wine future

14th November, 2013
The Drink Business by Lucy Shaw

Daniel PiPlanting vineyards close to the coast will help unlock further winemaking potential in Argentina according to one of the country’s most respected winemakers.

Speaking to the drinks business during a recent visit to London, Daniel Pi, chief winemaker at Trapiche, revealed details of a vineyard project in Buenos Aires.

“We’re developing a coastal vineyard close to the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires where we planted 12 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc in 2009 as an experiment.

“The cool climate coastal thing is very trendy right now and we want to be in on the action. The wines are going to be unlike anything that has come out of Argentina so far as they have a real coastal influence, so have wonderful minerality,” he said.

 

“Our Sauvignon Blanc is about to be bottled and I’m really excited about it. We haven’t decided on a name yet. The idea down the line is to make a traditional method sparkling wine from Chardonnay and Pinot grown on the site,” he added.

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