Vinos: regiones y informacion en ingles

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Location | Major red varieties | Major white varieties | Geographic factors | Historic events | Winemaking practices | Major Regions |
Argentina | - Malbec*, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Shiraz,Merlot | - Pedro Gimenez, Chardonnay, Torrontes* (Riojano, Sanjuanino, Mendocino) | - 22-42 degrees latitude- Warm to hot to dry (semi desert), cool nights- Most vines planted in the western part of thecountry close to Andes (provides irrigation)- Altitude ranges from 300-2400m- Average temperature in January is 82F | - 1500s Vines brought from Spain (criolla grande aka mission grape)- 1850s Frenchvarieties introduced- Early 1900s Immigration “quantity”(50% still criolla grande)- 1990s Nicolas Catena wine revolution- 2000 Export $$ needed, quality up- #5 producer, #6 US wine import by value |- Almost all vines are ungrafted as Phylloxera has only made limited inroads- Canal system of irrigation | - Mendoza, Salta |
Chile | - 75% - Carmenere*, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir,Syrah | - 25%- Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignonasse, Chardonnay | - Warm to hot, dry climate- 14-31” rainfall in winter- Andes valley (central valleys)Average temperature in January 86F | - 1550s 1st vinesSpanish settlers- PAIS aka Criolla or Mission- 1850s Vinifera planted- No phylloxera- 1990s exports and quality increases | - Lack fruitiness of wines from California and Australia- Not as subtle andunderstated as European wines- Phylloxera free | - North: Coquimbo, Aconcagua, Casablanca- Central: Maipo, Rapel, Curico, MauleSouth: Bio-bio, Itata |
Portugal | - Barca velha | - Vinho verde(Alvarinho, Loureiro, Trajadura) | - Temperate along coast- Hot and dry inland | - Portuguese wine is part of ancient traditions introduced to region by ancient civilizations such as Phoneicians, Carthagians,Romans, Greeks | | - Minha (vinho verde)- Duoro (red) |
Spain | - Tempranillo, Garnacha | - Albariño, Verdejo | - Influenced by both Atlantic and Mediterranean- Warm to hot weather, dry with...
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