Last week we looked at Mendoza, the number one region producing wine in Argentina; now we will feature San Juan which comes at a close second…
San Juan, located in the Cuyo region, sits at 2nd, after Mendoza, in wine statistics of vine-planted surface and wine production in Argentina. With more than 37,000 hectares of land devoted to vineyards, San Juan is certainly a sight to see and any wine lover will go mad with pleasure seeing the endless rows of fresh growing wine grapes.
Study Spanish in South America and do not miss out on the chance to visit San Juan: San Juan is beautiful and luscious area in Argentina, surrounded by beautiful mountains and sloping valleys, where some of Argentina’s most popular wines are grown.
The San Juan wine region is made up of a diverse set of valley’s, the most important being the Tulum valley, that range in between 600 and 1,350 meters in height above sea level, a very important aspect in the differences of soil and climate in this region.
The Tulum Valley stretches between the grand Andes Mountain range and the Pie del Palo Hills, sloping down into the San Juan River; this valley is one of the oldest wine productions in the area as it is one of the best for growing grapes. There is very little rainfall and the average temperature is around 18 degrees, leaving the soil in a condition that produces delicious tastings wine such as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah.
Check out these great wines from the San Juan region:
- Finca Las Moras
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