Argentine wines have gained international recognition thanks to their unique qualities. The authoritative voices of influential critics and specialized journalists are key to understanding the relevance that these wines have acquired on a global scale and the challenges they face.

Note: In this article, we have attempted to summarize the usual assessments of each of these important wine authorities.

Here we share the comments of 3 of the leading influencers in the industry:
Michel Rolland, Jancis Robinson y Tim Atkin.


Michel Rolland

As a world-renowned winemaker and consultant, Michel Rolland has expressed his vision on different aspects of Argentine wine on several occasions. Here is a summary of some of his most relevant comments:

On the diversity of Argentine wines:
“Argentina has an enormous potential thanks to the diversity of its terroirs. Its different altitudes, soils, and microclimates allow for the production of a wide range of wine styles with very distinct personalities. This richness is one of the main attractions that the country offers at an oenological level.”

On Argentine white wines:
“Argentine whites have made a great leap in quality in recent years. Varieties such as Chardonnay, Torrontés, or Semillon are reaching an exceptional level in certain regions. Freshness, minerality, and aromatic complexity are some of the distinctive traits that I have been able to appreciate.”

On wine sustainability:
Sustainability is a key challenge for the future of wine globally. In Argentina, very good initiatives are emerging in terms of organic agriculture, biodynamics, and an environmentally-friendly approach. This path is fundamental to preserving the terroirs and being able to continue making great wines for many generations.”


Jancis Robinson

The most relevant comments of the influential British critic Jancis Robinson on Argentine wine:
Here we try to reflect her critical style and her usual assessments of Argentine wines throughout her career.

On diversity:
“Argentina has an enormous potential in terms of wine diversity. While Malbec remains its standard-bearer, in recent years I have been able to discover excellent examples of other red and white varieties that showcase the rich complexity of the different Argentine terroirs. Undoubtedly, it is a path worth exploring further.”

On white wines:
“Perhaps Argentine whites have not received as much attention as their reds, but they represent a very interesting facet. Varieties such as Torrontés, Chardonnay, or even almost forgotten grapes like Pedro Giménez, are giving rise to whites with great personality, freshness, and unique aromas.”

On sustainability:
“I am pleased to see that more and more wineries in Argentina are embracing the philosophy of organic, biodynamic, and minimal intervention winemaking. This sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach is key to being able to continue enjoying great wines from genuine terroirs for many years to come.”


The most relevant comments of the renowned British critic Tim Atkin on Argentine wine:

On the diversity of Argentine wines:
“Argentina continues to surprise us with the incredible diversity of its wines. In addition to the excellent Malbecs from different regions, I have discovered magnificent whites, reds from other varieties, and even high-quality sparkling wines. It is an enormous richness that is yet to be exploited to its fullest expression.”

On Argentine white wines:
“Argentine whites are making a significant qualitative leap. Varieties such as Torrontés, Chardonnay, or some recovered ones like Semillon are producing very attractive wines, with freshness, complexity, and an authentic Argentine personality.”

On sustainability:
“I am pleased to see how more and more wineries in Argentina are embracing a more environmentally friendly approach through organic, biodynamic, or minimal intervention practices. This sustainable philosophy is key to preserving the authenticity of the terroirs and continuing to produce terroir-driven wines in the long term.”


Fuente: Editorial Lost Valley * A.I Claude creator 🙂
Lost Valley Argentina 2024 * April.