Argentine sparkling wine, also called Espumante, is a type of sparkling wine produced in Argentina. The most common grape varieties used in the production of Argentine sparkling wine are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Torrontés.
The production process for Argentine sparkling wine typically follows the traditional method of secondary fermentation in the bottle, similar to Champagne. The wine is made by first producing a still wine, which is then bottled with a mixture of yeast and sugar to undergo a second fermentation. This process creates carbon dioxide and gives the wine its bubbles.
After fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for a period of time, usually several months, to develop its flavors and aromas. The wine can be produced in a variety of styles, from dry to sweet, and can be white or rosé in color.
Argentine sparkling wine is often enjoyed as an aperitif and pairs well with a range of dishes, including seafood, chicken and light salads.