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Argentine wines big winners at Decanter World Wine Awards

Argentina has triumphed at the Decanter World Wine Awards, winning the most International Trophies of any single country in the history of the competition.

The Decanter World Wine Awards were presented at a dramatic dinner and ceremony in the Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden last night, attended by the cream of the world’s wine industry.

Of the  25 International Trophies, chosen from over 12000 entries, more and more of the top prizes went to Argentina as the evening went on.

First Pernod Ricard-owned Etchart won Dry Aromatic Under £10 for its Privado Torrontes, then Terrazas de los Andes – owned by Moet-Hennessy – won the same award in the Over £10 category, for its Seleccion Torrontes.

The Red Bordeaux Varietal Trophy Under £10 went to Viñalba for its Patagonian Cabernet-Merlot – a third triumph for a winery that was only founded in 2008 and has already won two International Trophies.

Co-owner and winemaker Herve Joyaux Fabre, a Bordelais, told Decanter.com he was ‘happy to have made a different blend, European in style but with Argentinian character.’

Then both Red Single Varietal Trophies – in the Under and Over £10 categories – went to Argentinian wineries: Argento for its Bonarda 2010 and Bodegas Dos Andes for its Chalten Malbec Coleccion 2009. Martias Bambach, CEO, said, ‘this has happened in a special moment. We’re going through changes; I arrived as CEO just five months ago; all of these things give us an extra push to keep moving forward.’

Lastly, the Red Blend Over £10 Trophy was won by Mendoza’s Finca Sophenia, for Synthesis.

Today Argentina has several opportunities that attract investors from all over the world, options available through Gateway to South America – Argentina include managed vineyard estates, private vineyards, wineries, vacation homes, boutique wineries, small resort hotels, and other tourism related facilities.

The Gateway team works with a highly skilled team of professionals to offer you vineyard and rural property evaluation and assessment, property management, as well as a wide range of services. Professional agronomists and enologists can create your custom vineyards from scratch from planting and maintaining your vineyards or orchards, designing your irrigation system, orientating the vineyards for best sun potential, recommending specific grapes for the soil type or types on your property, pruning, harvesting each vine by hand to making your private label and marketing your wine.

This is a unique opportunity to combine a quality investment with a wonderful lifestyle: Enjoy your estate in harmony with nature at the foot of the magnificent Andes Mountains. Imagine owning one of the finest managed vineyard properties anywhere, with your own custom-designed villa surrounded by acres of lush Malbec vines (or the grapes of your choice). Wake up each morning to vibrant views of the pastoral countryside, with air so clear you feel like you can reach out and touch the mountains.

Contact the Gateway to South America team  to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile, providing expert advice on property acquisition and investment tours.

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