Malbec has become synonymous with Argentinian wines and the boom in popularity has seen Argentina grow into one of the biggest producers of the wine world. Although Argentina's fruit forward, plummy style Malbec has increased in popularity, they are also known for their excellent Cabernet Sauvingon, Bonarda and for the whites Chardonnay and the floral, aromatic Torrontes.
Argentina is fascinating as a wine growing country due to the terroir. Most of the vineyards are located at the base of the Andes Mountains with Mendoza accounting for 75% of Argentina's vineyards. The high elevation and cool nighttime temperatures result in wines with higher acidity and more ageing potential.