Santiago de Estreso
Definition - What does Santiago de Estreso mean?
Santiago del Estero is a province located in northern Argentina. Its history of wine dates back to 1536 when Juan Cedron planted the first wine grapes Moscatel and Uva Pais. Wine production at the time was mainly used for the Catholic church, but today, wine production in Santiago del Estero is increasing interest in their wines from Buenos Aires.
WineFrog explains Santiago de Estreso
The region of Santiago del Estero is not the first area people think of regarding Argentinian wine. While it was not one of the first commercially productive areas, it is steadily growing.
Santiago del Estero is found in the flat lands of the Gran Chaco. The region lies in what they call a "transit zone" between temperate climates like the Pampa and hotter climates like the Chaco region. The Ambargasta and Sumampa hills allow for the influence of the Pampas to traverse through the land. Day time temperatures are very hot, while the nights are cool. This diurnal temperature range is ideal for grape cultivation.
The soils are rich in lime and is carved out in steppes. The combination of climate and soils make for very interesting land to cultivate more vineyards and produce more wine.