Argentine Wine

Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most of the wine was made for local consumption. But in the past quarter-century, an increasing number of vintners began making very serious releases with the most widely planted red grape, Malbec. These made a big splash on the international scene, winning awards, garnering high ratings and amassing enthusiastic disciples. Torrontes is the star indigenous white grape, now on many restaurant menus for its refreshing, aromatic qualities and affordability. An increasing number of international grapes are grown, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All styles of wine are made from dry whites and reds, rosés, sparkling, late harvest sweet wines and fortified wines.

Argentina boasts an impressive number of wine-makers under the age of thirty-five, and a growing number of women innovating the field. This is a country that has learned that investing quality and Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Argentina View all

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Torrontes

    Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Subregions of Argentina

  • Mendoza

    Mendoza is by far the largest and most prolific wine region in all of Argentina. It’s part of t...

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia is a region in the southernmost, lowest and coolest part of Argentina. It is literall...

  • Uco Valley

    This region -which has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years- comprises the depar...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen began in the 1990s, when Chile’s Carolina Wine Brands decided to expand its v...

  • Telteca Winery

    Telteca winaery's mission is to fully satisfy wine lovers in the most demanding markets.

  • Finca SOPHENIA

    Following the advice of Michel Rolland, Finca SOPHENIA has made its dream true: preparing great w...

  • Bodegas Callia

    Bodegas Callia at a Glance: Bodegas Callia was created with the goal of producing the best wines...

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

    One of the winery's main distinctive feature is its location on the hillside of a plateau, allowi...

  • Trivento

      Founded in 1996 by Viña Concha y Toro, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos aims to preserve and sho...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Fabre Montmayou Grand Reserva Malbec 2009

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Durigutti Malbec Mendoza 2012

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    Great. Meaty with lots of tannins. Thoroughly enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Bodegas Y Vinedos O. Fournier Urban Uco Malbec 2012

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    I wonder if all wine reviews should be more like Keat's Ode to a Nightengale'...O for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cool'd a long age in the deep-delvèd earth, Tasting of Flora and the country-green, Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth! O for a beaker full of the warm South! 15 Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by jasond7


  • Malbec Ruta 22 Bodegas Universo Austral Patagonia 2010

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    Softer than some, with a lighter body and tannins though still big and fruity. Black cherry predominates for me.Pairs with our Panacea Black Maduro Robusto or Twisted Hitch. See the Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail for more Read More

    Wine review by CigarVolante


  • Alamos Malbec 2011

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    Full bodied with rich jammy red fruit flavors and hints of leather. I liked the tannins.This is a tasty pairing with our Panacea Red Habano Robusto. See The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail for more. Read More

    Wine review by CigarVolante


  • Battle Axe Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by JRHE


  • Battle Axe Malbec

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    At 14% Alc. by Vol. you can't beat the taste/price/buzz ratio :) Read More

    Wine review by JRHE


  • Welcome to Snooth CBARTENMy personal favorite is Layer Cake Malbec. I am sure ... ... bottles of Malbec from Argentina and have loved or liked most all of them.As far as varietals, my favorites in respective order are Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zins , Syrahs and then Malbecs. Enjoy your searches and the lively intelligent conversations as I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Crios Susana de Balbo Syrah Bonarda 2009

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    Big dark crushed cherry fruit with some nice spiceness, medium to light tannins and medium acidity. The syrah is more on the lighter side but definitely dominates the flavor profile. Not overly complex and a somewhat short finish but overall really good QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Love the Alamos Malbec!!!!!! Do you carry this wine????

    Comment by 1045721stevie23 1045721 stevie23


  • Argentina is destined for success in the production of fine wines, because there are all the elements for excellent raw material (grapes). Is otherwise considered as natural elements, the water that comes from the thaw of the Andes, the dry land and with minimal humidity, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and little nesecidade use of pe...

    Comment by 917056Phillipe Nash 917056 Phillipe Nash


  • I would like to suggest this gorgeous wine when you are in Salta - Argentina EL MOLINO DE CACHI BY ALBERTO DURAND - VALLES CALCHAQUÍES 2500 m.a.s.l. - SALTA - ARGENTINA - MALBEC UNOAKED - ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED BY ALBERTO DURAND IN BODEGA EL MOLINO - CACHI - VALLE CALCHAQUÍES - SALTA - ARGENTINA 2009 14,8% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000 BOTTLES...

    Comment by 707240Sommelier Guglielmo 707240 Sommelier Guglielmo


  • Had a great Malbec from Argentina at a wine tasting in Catalina. Bodega Colome Amalaya Malbec, I think it retails around $20

    Comment by 635881Tara Kuzmick 635881 Tara Kuzmick


  • Can someone please tell me whether Maipe Malbec 2008 is matured in a wooden barrel or a plastic barrel.

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  • I am going to Buenos Aires in September and am so looking forward to ejoyling wines perhaps that aren't exported!

    Comment by 537182granvin 537182 granvin


  • I happened across Argentina's Notro--Tinto DeMontana--Sangiovese/Bonarda. OMG, try it with chocolate! Essence of chocolate-covered-cherries, sensual! Don't cry for me Argentina, just make more, please.

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  • For all of those interested in Argentine wines and which ones do particularly well in the US, UK and European markets...stay tuned for the forthcoming results of the Wines of Argentina Awards event in Mendoza http://bit.ly/8XKE8x.

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