Argentina – Beyond Malbec

July 18th, 2013
By Claudia Ortiz,

Roberto de la Mota[1]Roberto de la Mota
Winemaker Roberto de la Mota, 46, has been working full-time in Argentina’s wineries and vineyards since he was 19 years old. One of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers – with a nearly century-old Argentine family, whose sole objective is to produce wine of unquestionable, superior quality wines.

It is 1500km of viticultural areas stretching from the North to the South with different terroirs producing not only great and world renowned Malbec but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Merlot, Torrontes among other varieties. During the 2012 Argentina Wine Awards, the diversity, value and quality of Argentinean Wines were demonstrated. International Jurors awarded 3 of 19 trophies to Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 to Syrah. Chardonnay, Bonarda and Sauvignon Blanc received the highest awards. A list of 14 Argentinean Wines retailing for less than U$S20 were featured in one of Wine Spectator’s editions and most of the journalists affirmed that “the country has potential to offer value and diversity besides Malbec”. Read Full Article