The distance between Argentina’s northernmost wine region of Salta, at a latitude of 22 degrees south, and its southernmost region, Patagonia, at 40 degrees south, extends for some 1,243 miles. Between these two poles lies the heartland of Argentine wine, Mendoza. Despite the vast expanse from one region to another, the country’s viticultural areas share many climatic characteristics, including proximity to the Andes Mountains, low-fertility desert soils and limited rainfall. Read our guide to the wine regions of Argentina to find out more.
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