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Argentina exports first ice wine

Argentina’s first ice wine will hit the US market this year.

The sweet Malbec from Mendoza will be available in three American states, as well as Brazil and Columbia.

Viña Las Perdices president, Carlos Muñoz said its Las Perdices Ice is unlikely to compete with renowned ice wine producers Germany and Canada but added: ‘We just wanted to make something similar, but distinct, with a good price quality ratio’.

In the first two vintages, just 10,000 bottles were made.

The wine is made using an artificial freezing process called cryoextraction, so cannot use the term Ice Wine on its label.

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Written by Sophie Kevany

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