Argentina is the largest wine country in South America. The wine regions are mainly located in the west of the country, on the slopes of the Andes. The main wine region is in the province of Mendoza, where 75% of Argentina's vineyards are located at altitudes between 900 and 1500 meters. Grapes grow here at the highest point in the world. The climate is warm and dry with cool nights and the winemakers here are very dependent on the melt water from the Andes, for which they use an ancient system of channels (acéquis).
The most common grape varieties are the Malbec and Torrontés, but there are also many local grapes and international grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Malbec is originally a French grape that produces the most beautiful wines in the Argentinian climate. Torrontés is an aromatic white grape that thrives perfectly in the climate of Argentina. Progressive Argentinian winemakers get the best out of the grapes and have been producing many top wines in recent years.
Le Connaisseur sells a wide range of Argentinian wines, including wines from Casarena, Phebus, Kaiken, Luigi Bosca, Rutini and Zuccardi.