Although Argentina is the world’s 5th largest in wine production, and 6th largest in consumption, how much do we really know about its wines and vines? With Argentine wines becoming more readily available, it really helps to have a sense of the geography of the country, what kind of wines they grow, and more importantly, what do they taste like? Join us as we visit with Susana Balbo and Pedro Marchevsky of Domino del Plata winery, to hear more about blending, high altitude growing and the accomplishments of this team, as well as this fascinating wine producing country.
Susana is a legend in the wine world, having made wines since 1981, and has been the first Argentine winemaker to be hired to consultant to make wine outside of Argintina. She has made wine in Australia, California, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa, and Spain, and she spends a month each year in a different wine region of the world studying with local winemakers and growers.
Pedro is widely acknowledged as Argentina’s most experienced technician in the field of high-quality vineyard management. An expert in viticulture and sustainable agriculture, Pedro has been involved with viticulture since 1975 and has applied a new methodology to vineyard management, something he refers to as Precision Viticulture.
For More Info on the Wines of Argentina: www.winesofargentina.org
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Pedro and Susana in our studio
Pedro and Susana
Brian and Jay with Pedro and Susana