Unusually cool vintage that proved challenging to producers in almost all wine regions in Argentina. Spring frosts, summer hail in Mendoza, high winds in Patagonia and rain at harvest time – a quartet of problems rarely seen. Overall volume down as a result by about 25%.
That said the best producers coped remarkably well. Day/night temperature variations were at their most extreme, giving the wines higher levels of natural acidity than normal and reds of profoundly deep colour.