Welcome to Not Only Tinto!
Sarphatipark 24, 1072PB, Amsterdam

About Us

NOT Argentine wines and bubbles in Amsterdam

The rich traditions and wine culture in Argentina are currently expanding and therefore providing diversity and improved quality to its emblematic wines.

NOT ONLY TINTO aims to transmit Argentine culture and gastronomy in a simple, direct and honest fashion, showing its identity, philosophy, its routes and influences…

We are excited to bring to Amsterdam an Argentine wine store as if it was in Buenos Aires, proving our clients with a special selection of products, which truly represent the past and the present of the Argentine wines.

Our own collection, with +150 wine varieties, has been specially selected from our favourite wineries in Argentina. Red, white, rose, sparkling and even craft beers represent the country’s finest production.

Captivating flavours from the different regions – Mendoza, San Juan, Patagonia & Cafayate – are waiting here to be discovered. Join us and dive into the wonderful history and present of Argentine wine!

Cheers!

Culture

Wine is Argentina’s national drink and a fundamental part of its culture. Only Mendoza (largest wine growing region) has over 1,500 wineries. Argentina is the world’s fifth-largest producer. As majority of its production is consumed in its strong home market, wine plays a very relevant role in Argentine culture and traditions. Along with tango, asado and soulful conversation, wine lies at the heart of Argentine cultural identity. Sharing a bottle over a meal, barbeques with delicious meat, dinner with friends… wine is part of every-day life and has been enjoyed through generations.Argentina is known for its wines, particularly Malbec, which was introduced to Argentina in 1853, when the government hired a French agronomist named Michel Aime Pouget to establish a vine nursery in Mendoza. He brought cuttings of several French varietals, including Malbec, which thrived in the semi-arid, high-altitude vineyards.Today, the wine selection in Argentina is about much more than Malbec, and there is a significant emphasis on producing other types of wine in the country. There’s Bonarda, a bright, often earthy red, and Torrontes, a wonderfully fragrant white, along with better-known varietals like Syrah and Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and more…

Wineries

What has made the Argentine wines world famous is its terroir. Argentina still has extensive virgin land and microclimates with unusually extreme temperature varietals that produce grapes of distinctive taste and quality. The country is uniquely suited to wine culture and production.In the last decades, a number of new wineries were developed and new land has been utilised to grow grapes throughout the country. Foreign investments, new-wave oenologists, traditional wine makers and mainly new discovered terroirs, have created a dynamic modern style to Argentine wines. NOT ONLY TINTO wine collection is carefully selected from a number of small, medium-size or boutique wineries. These are artisanal and very carefully treated wines.

Regions

Argentina is privileged with outstanding nature and extraordinarily diverse landscapes, high mountains and plains, lush vegetation and extreme deserts, forests and steppes, glaciers and waterfalls. This wealth of natural ecosystems includes vast, highly productive grape-growing regions stretching at the foot of the Andean mountains. Winemaking regions are often located in broad valleys or sloping plains and offer ideal conditions for grape growing. The altitude, the wide range of temperatures, the local know-how, the new technologies and a popular wine culture provide our wines their unique identity and quality.More than 80% of all Argentine wine is produced in Cuyo, ranging from 500 to 1,500 meters above sea level. Mendoza, in the heart of this region, receives an average of just less than 20cm of rain each year and produces 14 different varieties of grapes. Within Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo and Agrelo represent the origin of Malbec. More recently, Valle de Uco has arisen as a very relevant region with vineyards located at higher altitudes and producing remarkable wines, which we are still discovering.Cafayate, land of the Torrontes, in Salta province in the North of the country, is the 2nd most important region, with traditional wineries surrounded by ancient cactus. Wine growing regions commence at 1,500 meters above sea level, with large amount of sunshine and ample temperature range delivering wines of great concentration and character. The region grows at least eight varieties of grape such as Torrontes, Tannat and Malbec.Patagonia, in the South of Argentina, is a vast region comprising extensive valleys and several provinces, where El Valle Alto de Rio Negro stands out for its new wineries at 300 meters above sea level and average annual temperatures of 15 degrees. Patagonia dry weather and deserted landscapes, where the wind plays a key role, delivers wines that have received international claim and recognition; its Merlot, Malbec, Semillón and Pinot Noir are the best representation of the region finest production.