The differences among some wines and other ones is based on the type of grapes used to make them. We outline the list of the different kind of grapes:White Grapes Red Grapes
Pedro Giménez Malbec
Torrontés Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay Cabernet Franc
Sauvignon Blanc Bonarda
Chenin Blanc Merlot
Semillón Pinot Noir
Ugni Blanc Syrah
Pedro Giménez or Ximenez
Pedro Gimenez or Ximenez
It is the more extended grape in Argentina, more than Bonarda or Malbec. However is the less well known because it´s generally used to prepare blends or sparkling wine. You can find it in San juan and Mendoza. It´s very used for table wine or manzanilla or jerez. It´s colour is gold-slighlty green with flavours or white fruits and soft end.
Our emblematic white grape. It has three different varieties: Riojana, Sanjuanina & Mendocina. You can find Riojana in provinces like La Rioja and Salta, Sanjuanina in San juan and Mendocina in Mendoza. You will percieve notes of orange, pineapple, peach, honey and and it tastes white fruits, jasmnine, roses.
Most well known as the queen of the white grapes It´s very sohpisitcaed and produce high quility wines. from the Borgoña area in france, is was transplanted worldwide. it´s also named as Pinot Blanc. Very used for sparkling wines you can find this variety in Mendoza, San Juan and the Patagonia area. It´s one of the few white grapes which tolerates aging in oak barells. It tastes soft butter, almond, nuts,toasted bread, melon, peach, citrus , flowers.
This typical french grape was introduced by the european inmingrants here. It tastes citrus,eucaliptus and complex structure. It also tolerates aging in oak barells. It produces great sohpisticated white wines. You can find this grape located in San Juan and Mendoza.
This french grape came from Ródano Valley. You can find flavours like jasmine, honey, peaches and white fruits, melon and citrus. Wines are soft and complex. It also tolerates age in oak barells for short periods. You can find it in Mendoza and San Juan.
This grape also called Pinot de la Loire has a typical peach flavour,cinamon, apple,herbs and honey and good low level of acidity. You can find it in Mendoza and San Juan. it´s alñso used for saprkling wines and liquors.
During many years was a missconsidered grape, however it´s an extarodinary grape with a tremendous plasticity. It came for the southeast area of France, famous because it is used for the sauternes and it´s attacked by the bortritys cirenea that allows so sweet and delciate wines.
In Argentina, you cand inf it in cold areas like Patagonia Rio Negro and the southeast region of Mendoza ( San Rafael). It presents mineral tones , honey, apple, lemon and herbs.
This grape came from Alsacia and you can find it only in Mendoza. It offers tones of jasmine, violets, roses and a sweet spacey note. You will find few wineries producibng these wines.
It´s also well known as trebbiano. It makes vibrant wines with high acidity. It´s very used to leverage the acidity of generic wines or blends and in small proportions in sparkling wines.
This red grape is our emblematic grape. It has an intense red colour , with purple borders. It smells like mature cherries or red fruits mermelade. It came from Cahors area, France and you can find it here spread out in Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Patagonia area, La Pampa.The typical flavours are : red fruits, all kind of cherries, chocolate, tobacco, vainilla, smoke.
Well known as the queen of the red grapes. Extremelly international grape, you can find extensions in different provinces Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Salta,and Patagonia area. The flavours are coconut, black olives, chocolate,mint, cherries, mermelade of strawberries, balck peeper, smoked, cassis, tobacco.
A more rustic variety which shows black peeper, violet and some floral notes. You can find extensions in San Juan and Mendoza.
One of the oldest grape in Argentina. It produces wines of great colour, tasty, full body. Originally used for blends is now produced as a very nice varietal with a big demand on international markets. You can find Bonarda in Mendoza and San Juan. It always reflects sweet and mature tanins.
This typical spanish grape allows to create great aged wines. It has flavours of red fruits, peeper , chocolate and vainilla. It has great tanins. It´s name is associated to a fast mature process than the other red grapes. You can find it in San Juan and Mendoza.
A very distinguished grape, which came from France. It is expanded in cold areas such as in hot areas in Argentina. You find it in Mendoza, San Juan, Cordoba and in the Patagonian provinces where it develops great products and seems to find the best terroir for aging merlot. The ones produced in Cuyo are more fruity but not so able to keep on aging for many years.The typical flavours are cherries,tobacco, leather, vainilla, red and black fruits. Wines have full body,soft end, balanced.
It came from France, for the Borgoña area. It´s the most delicate red grape, sophisticated and complex one. It´s used with Chardonnay and Pinot Menuer to make sparkling wines.In Argentina, you can find it in cold areas like south of Mendoza and the Patagonia where it´s finding the best appropiate terroir. It has flavours of tobacco, vainilla , red fruits, cassis and violet tones.
This typical italian grape linked with the Chianti area is used now for making nice varietals , fresh, with floral notes like violets and a little touch of oil. You can find Sangiovese in Mendoza
This antique grape produce complex and good structured wines with spacey notes, coconut, mint, red fruits,chocolate,regaliz,leather, peeper,cinamoon,vainilla, dry fruits . You can find it not only in Cuyo area (San Juan and Mendoza, but in Catamarca and La Rioja as well) and in some ares of Rio Negro where it´s used only for blends to improve complexity and tasty tones.