Day 10 Finca Flichman Paisaje de Tupungato 2019
Argentina is 2,268 miles North to South. The north can be almost tropical in climate, and Patagonia to the south is cold and windy, with the far reaches of the Tierra del Feugo being subpolar.
The scenery here can be stunning. In the north, the red rocks of the desert are astounding. East tucked into a corner between Brazil and Paraguay. You find the Iguassu Falls.
The Gauchos are a cultural symbol of the country. More than a cowboy, these nomads herded cattle in the region from Patagonia to the border with Uruguay.
Then there is Patagonia and the over 350 glaciers, with Perito Moreno being one of the most impressive.
Malbec hails from Cahors, a region in Southwest France. There it is known as “Cot.” It does have a flashier name, “The Black Wine of Cahors.” It was a wine so dark that you could not see your fingers through the glass. The region sits along the winding river Lot.
It was the mid-19th century when Cot came to Argentina. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was the President of Argentina in 1853. He hired an agronomist Michel Aimé Pouget to bring french vine cuttings to Argentina.
Malbec typically has flavors of blackberry, cherry, cocoa, baking spice, cherry cola, blueberry compote, vanilla, and plum.
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