Organic Wine in Argentina

From WineSur:

According to a research produced by Senasa, in Argentina there are 55 wineries that hold organic certification and most of them are located in Mendoza.

Gustavo Caligiore, owner and winemaker of the homonymous winery, a company involved in the production and marketing of premium organic wines, said: “There are around 4,942 acres of certified vineyards which account for less than 1% of the total vineyard planted area.” However, he pointed out that “consumers are becoming more aware of the protection of the environment and natural resources, making themselves responsible through their purchasing power of encouraging sustainable practices for the production of goods and services in general. This is why; the growing of organic vineyards may increase in Argentina.”

Flying winemaker and partner in Altos Las Hormigas, Alberto Antonini, stressed that even though there exists a trend towards organic wine consumption, there should be a stronger commitment to protecting the lands. He mentioned to WineSur that he has been working on a more natural viticulture for years since “above all, I believe that organic growing can result in original wines that offer a true expression of the terroir.”


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