The eternally fussy Pinot Noir is a challenging grape to grow, though Argentina is finding that the cool climate of its Patagonian region is perfect for growing this much-coveted grape.
Argentinian Pinot Noir exudes cherry, strawberry and vanilla, and tends to be high in acidity due to the high elevation, cool climate it’s grown in.
Pinot Noir is Burgundy’s grape. The thin-skinned varietal is planted in cooler regions all over the world and has an almost mystical quality to its fickle nature. It tends to grow in thick clusters, making it extremely susceptible to rot and disease.
The Rio Negro region in the far south of Argentina has some of the oldest vines in the country, with some of their Pinot Noir dating back to the early 20th century.
Being lighter in body and higher in acidity than many other red wines, Pinot Noir should be paired with something like bruschetta, roast chicken, or a nice vegetarian pizza.