🇦🇷ARGENTINANorth Region


NORTH CHILE IS  Provinces 4     GI.- 13      @Salta, Tucuman

  • WHITE= |  RED= **Refer to DO.’s For Detailed Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY REGION-South America, CONTRY-Argentina, REGION-North, BORDERS-Chile(West)

  • REGIONS-North
  • PROVINCES– Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman,  LATITUDE : 23° ‘S’

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Andes Mountians,  +Alt.2,192mt. to 3,329mt.

VINICULTURE

SOILS Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary”, Alluvium, Sand, Gravel

CLIMATE “Desert With Continental Influences



JUJUYProvince     @Jujuy

  • WHITE= Chardonnay,  Torrontes
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Muscat Tinto, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina(North-West), REGION-North, PROVINCE-Jujuy, North of Salta-City(   km.)
    • Sub-Zones- Altiplano, Plateau Rio Grade, Miamara, LATITUDE: 23° ‘S’
    • BORDERS: Chile(West), Bolivia(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley, SLOPES/ Andes Mountians,  +Alt.2,192mt. to 3,329mt.
    • On~Grande/ San Francisco~River~Tributary~Bermejo~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, “Sedimentary, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Desert Influences
  • VITICULTURE- CHALLENGE– Spring/ Fall Frost, Hail

QUEBRADA IG.     @Purmamarca

  • WHITE= Torrontes
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Jujuy
    • CITIES: Humahuaca, Maimara, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquia
    • LATITUDE: 23.4° ‘S’, On Tropic of Capricorn
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, On~Rio Grande~River~
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains/ Siete Colores Hill, +Alt.2,192mt. to 3,329mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary, Alluvium, Sand, Gravel
  • VITICULTURE- 22 ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Amanecer Andino, Claudio Zucchino, Don Milagro, Fernando Dupont, Mina Moya, Molino de Chicapa, Tukma, Vinas del Perchel
    • Vineyards- Huichaira(4ha.), Yacoralte, Zucchino(One Highest Vineyard In World 3,329mt.)


SALTAProvince     @Salta

  • WHITE= Torrontes Riojano 40%, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Criolla, Garnacha, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY Argentina(North-West), REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salta,  LATITUDE: 24° S‘ – 26° S
    • Sub-Zones- El Arenal IG., Cachi IG., Cafayate IG., Molinos IG., San Carlos IG., Chalchaqui Valley IG.,
    • BORDERS- Catamarca(South-West), Tucuman(South-East), North of Mendoza-City(750mt.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Calchaqui)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.2,300mt.-3,100mt., +Rain Shadow Effect
    • On~Santa Maria~River~&~Calchaqui~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Sandy-Loam, Over Clay, Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE- Desert With Continental Influences,  +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
    • Summers– Hot, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, West,  *Challenges(Frost),  +Light Intensity
  • VITICULTURE- 4,100  ha. Planted,   (White 45% / Red 55%)
    • Salt is One of the Highest Grape Growing Region In the World.
      • Altura Maxima(One of the Worlds Highest Vineyard)
  • VINICULTURE–  Grape Achieve Phenolic Ripeness From Altitude & Light Intensity.
    • -Estates/ Producers- Amalaya, Los Cardones, Colome, Crois(Susan Balbo), El Esteco(779ha.), Etchart(Michel Rolland), Domingo Molina, Finca Las Nubes, Quara, Reunion, Sunal-Ilogico, Tacuil, Torino, Yacochuya(Arnaldo Etchart)
    • -Vineyards- Altura Maxima(3,111 mt.), El Arenal, La Brava(1,700 mt.), Colome ‘Estate‘(2,250 mt.), El Esteco
  • CULTURE-
    • GASTRONOMY…Corn/ Humitas, Pumpkin, Beans, Bell Peppers, Empanadas
    • CHEESE…Goat

**Salto Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Wine Maps at Delongwine.com


CALCHAQUI VALLEY IG.     @Angastaco

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY– Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salta, @Hw.#68
    • (Laps)Salta, Tucuman, Catamarca, (100 km. Long), “Non-Contiguous(3)”
    • Sub-Zones- El Arenal DO., Cafayate DO., Molinos DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Calchaquie), +Alt.1,6oomt. – 2,100mt.
    • On~Calchaqui~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE-     ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Amalaya, Colome, Esteco(779ha.), Domingo Molina, Reunion, Sunal-Ilogico
    • Vineyards- La Brava(1,700 mt.), Colome, El Esteco

EL ARENAL IG.     @Cach

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes
  • RED= Malbec, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salto
    • In Valles Calchaquies DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.3,111mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE-  Desert With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers
    • Vineyards- Altura Maxima(Worlds Highest Vineyard? 3,111mt.), La Brava, El Arenal

CHACHI IG.     @Cachi

  • WHITE= Torrontes
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salto
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 2,316mt.- 2,895mt.
  • CLIMATE-  Desert With Continental Influences

MOLINOS IG.     @Molinos

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Torrontes
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salto
    • In Valles Calchaquies DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.3,000mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE-  ”Desert With “Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE-    ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Colome, Tacuil

SAN CARLOS IG.      @Cachi

  • WHITE= Torrontes
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salto
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 1,524mt. – 1,920mt.
  • CLIMATE-  Desert With “Continental Influences

CAFAYATE IG.     @Cafayate

  • WHITE= Torrontes  Riojana
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Criolla, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Salto, @Hw.#68
    • In Calchaqui Valley DO., South of Salta(100km.), LATITUDE: 26° ‘S’
    •  BORDERS: Argentina, Tucuman
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Cafayate), +Alt.1,700mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary, Sandy Loam
  • CLIMATE- ”Desert With Continental Influences, +DIURNAL SHIIFTS
  • VITICULTURE-    ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Amalaya, Colome, Crois(Susan Balbo), El Esteco, Etchart(Michel Rolland), Finca Las Nubes, Quara, Tacuil, Torino, Yacochuya(Arnaldo Etchart)


CATAMARCAProvince     @Catamarca

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Chardonnay, Criolla, Cereza
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Bonarda
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina(North-West), REGION-North, LATITUDE: 28.4° ‘S’
    • Sub-Zones-Bellen DO., Fiambala Valley DO., Calchaqui Valley DO.
    • BORDERS: Salta(North), Tucuman(East), La Rioja(South), Chile/ Atacame(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- FEATURESRolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,500 mt.
      • On~Rio~Abaucan~
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS
      • VOLCANISM– ~Condor~   ~Galan~   ~Laguna Blanca~   ~El Muerto~   ~Nacimiento~   ~Nevado Ojos del Salado~   ~Tres Cruces~
  • VITICULTURAL- 2,300 ha. Planted,   CHALLENGE– Irrigation Needed
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary”,  Loamy, Sandy-Loam
  • CLIMATE- Desert”,   Summers– Hot, Dry    |   Winters– Cold, Wet

**Catamarca Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


TINOGASTA/ FIAMBALA VALLEY IG.     @Fiambala

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Catamarca(South-West)
    • LATITUDE: 27° ‘S’
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Hilly/ Valley(Fiambala)”, On~Abaucan~River~
      • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,500mt.
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS
      • VOLCANISM– ~General M. Belgrano~
  • CLIMATE-Desert
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers

BELEN IG.     @Belen

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Catamarca(Interior)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • VITICULUTRE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers

CALCHAQUI VALLEY IG.     @Santa Maria

  • GEOGRAPHY– Argentina, REGION-Northern, PROVINCE-Catamarca(North-East)
    • North to South Valley(100km.), (Laps)Salta, Tucuman, Catamarca
  • **Refer to “SALTA/ Valle Calchaquies” For Detailed Information.


TUCUMANProvince      @San Miguel

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Malbec 20%,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah Tannat, Bonarda
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina(North-West), REGION-North,  LATITUDE: 26.5° ‘S’
    • South of Salto-City(      km.),  BORDERS: Salta(North), Catamarca(West)
    • Sub-Zones- Colalao Valley DO., Calchaquies Valley DO., Tafi Valley DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE- “Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 203 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers

CALCHAQUI VALLEY GI.     @Colalao Del Valle

  • GEOGRAPHY– Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Tucuman(North-West)
    • North to South Valley(100km.), (Laps)Salta, Tucuman, Catamarca
  • **Refer to “SALTA/ Valle Calchaquies” For Detailed Information.

COLALAO VALLEY IG.     @Colalao

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE- Tucuman
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Colalao), SLOPES/ Andes Mountians, +Alt.1,800mt.-3,000mt.
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers

TAFI VALLEY IG.     @Tafi

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-North, PROVINCE-Tucuman
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Tafi)
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.