Top 100 wines of Cafayate Valley

Discover the top 100 best wines of Cafayate Valley in Calchaqui Valley as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Cafayate Valley and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Cafayate Valley

The wine region du Cafayate Valley is located in the region of Calchaqui Valley in Salta in Argentina. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Matervini or the Domaine Domingo Molina produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Cafayate Valley are Malbec, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Tannat, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Cafayate Valley often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, toasty or mulberry and sometimes also flavors of oregano, bramble or black plum.

In the mouth of Cafayate Valley is a powerful. We currently count 82 estates and châteaux in the of Cafayate Valley, producing 392 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Cafayate Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, spicy food or vegetarian.

Discover the grape variety: Tannat

Tannat is a red grape variety from Béarn which belongs to the cotoïdes family. Present in several vineyards of France, it occupies nearly 3,000 ha. Its leaves are reddish with tan patches. Its bunches are either of normal size or larger. Its berries have a thin skin and are rounded. Its foliage has a swarthy appearance. This variety must be pruned long because it is vigorous. It likes sandy and gravelly soils. Tannat is often exposed to leafhoppers and mites. It is also somewhat susceptible to grey rot. It has 11 approved clones, including 474, 717 and 794. Once mature, this variety produces acidic, fruity, tannic, acidic and full-bodied wines. Various aromas emerge, notably tobacco, cinnamon and exotic wood. Tannat is rarely used alone. It is combined with iron-servadou to obtain a fruitier taste or with cabernet sauvignon to be more rounded.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Cafayate Valley

wines from the region of Cafayate Valley go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or poultry such as recipes of portuguese pot au feu (cuzido), crusted lamb fillets with sweet spices or fried squid.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Cafayate Valley

On the nose in the region of Cafayate Valley often reveals types of flavors of cherry, stone or mulberry and sometimes also flavors of oregano, bramble or black plum. In the mouth in the region of Cafayate Valley is a powerful.

News from the vineyard of Cafayate Valley

Decanter magazine latest issue: January 2022

Inside the January 2022 issue of Decanter Magazine: FEATURES: Aperitifs: how to do them well The art of starting it right, with drinks tips from Kate Hawkings Vintage preview: Chablis 2020 Andy Howard MW picks 33 of his top wines from a classic year in the region Producer profile: Château Angélus Jane Anson visits one of St-Emilion’s four finest grand cru classé estates Bordeaux & Burgundy vintages for Christmas Panos Kakaviatos & Charles Curtis MW select the perfect vintages and appe ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Montbellet

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Montbellet, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are availablein French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneW ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Uchizy

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Uchizy, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWine ...