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Argentinian Wine

The Argentinian wine regions are achingly beautiful with the lush vineyards set against the snow-capped Andes. The desert climate and pure water from the melting snow creates the perfect grape growing environment. Hot sunny days and cold nights produce grapes with naturally high sugar levels balanced by good acidity; the resulting wines are typically full bodied and fruity with gentle tannins.

Argentina is the world's fifth largest wine producer and Argentinian wine exports are growing rapidly. Argentine wine growers shun the discount market and can therefore offer their better quality wines at realistic prices. La Tranquera follows the same model allowing us to offer you outstanding value for money.

Argentinian Malbec is arguably the perfect red wine to pair with roast meat, rich casseroles or a BBQ but we urge you to try other Argentine flagship varieties like Bonarda and the aromatic white grape Torrontés. We also stock some top notch blends and fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (Shiraz), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot.

We try to work with smaller wineries and also growers who instead of selling grapes to big wineries are trying to add value by making their own wines. We do not work with "boutique wineries" marketing "aspirational brands" we work with passionate craftsmen growing and making top quality wines. You can read more about our producers on their profile pages and by buying from La Tranquera you can be sure you are supporting not just our family business but also those of our producers.


Mendoza - Uco Valley

The Uco Valley is situated Southwest of Mendoza city along the course of the Tunuyán river. The valley is divided into 3 sub-regions: San Carlos in the South, Tunuyán, and Tupungato in the North. Soils are generally alluvial and the altitude ranges from 900 to a dizzying 1700 meters. The average temperature is 14C with a 20C daily range and 250 sunny days per year. These conditions provide excellent fruit ripening and concentration resulting in wines that are deep in colour, intense in aroma and rich in flavours.

Please click this link to see maps of the Argentinian wine growing regions: Argentinian Wine Regions

San Juan

San Juan is the second most important wine-producing province of Argentina after Mendoza. Wine production is concentrated in the Tulum, Pedernal, Ullum-Zonda and Calingasta valleys. Soils are generally sandy clay and altitude ranges between 650 and 1400 metres. The average temperature is 17C with an 18-20C daily range and 330 sunny days per year. San Juan produces grapes that are rich in polyphenols and yield wines with intense, fruity flavours. Syrah and Bonarda from San Juan are particularly good.

Please click this link to see maps of the Argentinian wine growing regions: Argentinian Wine Regions

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