Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz!
This week, we’re continuing a short run of questions about the Argentine wine biz, since I’ve recently returned from a two week jaunt down there (courtesy of Wines of Argentina) to judge in the 2013 Argentina Wine Awards (much more to come on all of that jazz soon). And we’re quoting Ozzy. Because we can. Anyway, these questions will all have originally appeared in the newsletter The Juice, but you already knew that, right?
Flying High Again: Argentina’s vineyards are planted up to about what elevation?
A. 4000 feet
B. 7000 feet
C. 10,000 feet
D. 12,000 feet
Cheers – and good luck!
8 thoughts on “Weekly Wine Quiz: Flying High Again”
C is as high as you need to go!
Jim – depends on whether or not you're a grape vine :-)
B 7,000 feet where we grapes ripen fast in mid day sun but enjoy cool nights and irrigation water from the Andes snow melt!
I'll go out on a limb & choose D: Colomé & partner Donald Hess pushed the envelop by planting Tannat at arguably the highest elevation vineyard in the world in Cafayate, & I seem to remember 4,000 meters as a figure…
PS, to my chagrined hidsight, I never made it up there, it was two 15-hour bus rides from Buenos Aires via Rosario & I balked…!
@zensolo – thanks; shame you didn't make the climb, but I suppose you'll be back?
I'll go for B. 7,000 ft
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