Mendoza is the fourth largest city in Argentina and is well known for its wine making! Indeed, the region around Mendoza is the largest wine producing region in Latin America and accounting for 2/3 of the country’s production.

The most popular wine from Mendoza is the Malbec. It was introduced by a Frenchman named Michel Pouget in the mid-19th century and is now present in the entire Mendoza region.

 

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. Argentine Malbec wine is characterized by its deep color and intense fruity flavors with a velvety texture.

If you go to Mendoza, I recommend you visit one of its numerous Bodegas. You can discover how Malbec wine is produced and taste different wines of the region. The ‘Museo del vino’ in Coquimbito has an interesting guided tour where you can learn about the production of wine.