Discovering Uruguayan wines

Uurguay, the land of gauchos and grilled meat, is located between Argentina and Brazil. It is South America fourth largest wine producer. Much of the country’s interior faces heavy humidity and subtropical temperatures, making winegrowing difficult. However, it is a country with a growing reputation regarding wine production. Let’s see why.

What is a ‘Phytoplasma’?

Phytoplasma was previously known as ‘Mycoplasma’. They are small, sometimes microscopic organisms that are related to bacteria. Unfortunately, ‘Phytoplasma’ is related with Phloem vine diseases transmitted by insects and grafting. The most serious disease that they can cause is ‘Grapevine Yellows’ (particularly in Slovenia and Hungary).