🇦🇷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), LATITUDE: 23° S
  • PROVINCES-Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt. 2,192mt.-3,329mt.

VINICULTURE

SOILSMetamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvium, Sand, Gravel

CLIMATE Desert With Continental Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)



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.-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, LATITUDE: 23.4° S
    • CITIES-Humahuaca, Maimara, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquia
    • On Tropic of Capricorn
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, On~Rio Grande~River~
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains/ Siete Colores Hill, +Alt. 2,192mt.-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°– 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.-3,111mt., +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, Piattelli, Reunion, Sunal-Ilogico, Tacuil, Torino, Yacochuya(Arnaldo Etchart)
    • Vineyards- Altura Maxima(25ha./3,111mt.), El Arenal, La Brava(1,700 mt.), ColomeEstate(2,250mt.), 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, Petit Verdot, 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 Esate, Finca Las Mercedes

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, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • 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, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • 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)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt. 1,700mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Sandy Loam
  • CLIMATE- Desert With Continental Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURE-    ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Amalaya, Colome, Crois(Susan Balbo), El Esteco, Etchart(Michel Rolland), Finca Las Nubes, Porvenir de Cafayate, 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- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt. 1,500mt.
      • 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+Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • 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+Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • 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.