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After a run of difficult vintages, Argentina finds higher quality in 2010
Nathan Wesley
Issue: December 15, 2012

In 2010, the predominant Argentinean vintage on store shelves and wine lists now, a cool spring resulted in poor fruit set, and an early heat spike was followed by dry, cloudy growing conditions. Paradoxically, the combination proved advantageous. The cooler summer extended the growing season and allowed for even maturation. The resulting wines are ripe, yet elegant and balanced, marking a return to form for Argentina's winemakers. Wine Spectator's Nathan Wesley explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

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