grape is the responsible for some of the most seductive white
wines in South America. Chile, and especially Argentina,
are proud of this grape variety which due to its freshness and
features, results in white wines noted for their fine character.
I cannot resist mentioning that this grape can also be
found in some white wines in Spain. And
although we can have it in wines from Yecla, Montsant, Catalunya
and Alicante, when I personally like it most is when it comes
from Galicia (as the Sanclodio or the Viña Mein, both Ribeiro
It is no coincidence that the best results are reached when
grapes are obtained from vineyards planted in colder and humid
climates as this grape variety works best in this type of weather
conditions. That’s the reason why many people consider it the
most typical grape of Argentinian white wines.
In fact, Salta and La Rioja in this same country are the main
producing regions. The first of them is notable for its height
(about 2000 meters), which however does not mean that it does not
receive a major portion of hours of sun each year.