Top 100 wines of San Juan

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

Discovering the wine region of San Juan

San Juan is an important Argentinean wine-producing area, producing wines of increasing quality using traditional European Grape varieties. The wine region of San Juan covers the administrative area of the same name in the north-western corner of Argentina. The province sits between Mendoza and La Rioja, and is almost entirely contained within the mountainous foothills of the Andes. In terms of production Volume, San Juan is Argentina's second-largest wine region after Mendoza.

It accounts for 17 percent of the national Vineyard">Vineyard area with 32,274 hectares (79,752 acres) recorded by the National Viticulture Institute in 2019. About half of the province's agricultural land is devoted to vineyards. Vineyards lie in a series of valleys across the center-west of San Juan. The most important area of production is the Tulum Valley.

Other subregions include the Zonda Valley and the high-quality Pedernal Valley. San Juan Grape Varieties Syrah and the ever-present Malbec are the foremost varieties in terms of prestige. In terms of vineyard area, red grapes account for just under 38 percent of the total, with white grapes at 26 percent. The 2019 Annual Surface Report of the National Viticulture Institute recorded the main varieties.

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 San Juan

wines from the region of San Juan go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef mironton, steamed lamb shoulder with cumin and coriander or dal lentils with coconut milk.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of San Juan

On the nose in the region of San Juan often reveals types of flavors of cherry, white pepper or dark fruit and sometimes also flavors of anise, vegetal or tree fruit. In the mouth in the region of San Juan is a powerful.

News from the vineyard of San Juan

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine

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-Milly-Lamartine, 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/Bour ...

Southern Rhône 2020: full report and top scoring wines

Southern Rhône 2020 overall rating: 4/5 Fresh, juicy and immediate reds with lower alcohol than recent years, though some lack concentration. Beautiful white wines. Southern Rhône 2020 red wine of the vintage: Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Southern Rhône 2020 white wine of the vintage: Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Some vintages, such as 2016 and 2018, produce one style of wine in the Southern Rhône and a very different one in the Northern Rhône. In 2 ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Prissé

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-Prissé, 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 ...