Argentina is the biggest producer in South America. Geographically larger than its neighbour Chile it enjoys an even better range of soils and climates. Pinot Noir loves the cool Patagonian South while in the far North fresh and aromatic whites such as local variety Torrontes survive unusually close to the equator, but at record elevations - up to 3000 metres in the Andes! But Argentina is loved best for its Malbec. Like Chile’s Carménère, Malbec is a ‘lesser’ Bordeaux variety that discovered Argentina’s cool alpine sun and now makes distinctive reds that are rich and ripe but also bright, silky and packed with charm.