Bright violet red. In the nose, fresh berries, plum and vanilla notes.
In the mouth it is round, its tannins are sweet and berries are present.
Finca La Martina Winery
Casa Vinícola Reyter, originally called "Establecimiento Vitivinícola Antonio Giunta e Hijos" was founded in 1888 and it is one of the few located near the capital of Mendoza. With a production of a million and a half liters and set up more than 100 years ago, it has been recovered, remodeled and adapted in order to maintain the historical interest of its antiquity, transmitting that unique aroma those centenarian elements can produce, in a modern and technological environment that guarantees the quality of our products..
In 1992, under the management of the Spanish businessman Florencio Aldrey Iglesias, the winery got the name it has today: Casa Vincola Reyter. As part of a restructuring process, Reyter is reconditioning its buildings, improving its facilities and restoring its front, more than a 100 years old. It is also working to improve the quantity and quality of its production, and to adapt its buildings for visitors who wish to know about the institution’s activities.
Our winery is a unique place to enjoy the beauty of Mendoza through wine, art and our farm, with various fruit orchards surrounding the winery. Our grapes are organic, committing to the care and preservation of our environment. We do not use agricultural machinery, chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which are not authorized by the Reglamentacion Organica of Argentina. Malbec is the emblematic grape of the winery, brought over from France centuries earlier.
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Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some winemakers decided it was time for Argentina to show their stuff. Better winemaking technology was brought in, new winemaking techniques were learned and good viticulture practices flourished. The result? World-class wines with unique style and variety.
Unlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
Young, organically farmed Carmenère at Chile's De Martino estate vineyard
Chile & Argentina are the regions producing the most wine coming out of the continent. The wines from this area are good value with a distinctive taste. They create new world wines with old world character.
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.