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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Torrontes

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

Subregions of Argentina

  • La Rioja

    La Rioja, not to be confused with the Spanish wine region, is a wine region within the Cuyo in ...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Trivento

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

  • Cheval des Andes

    A joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and the legendary Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux....

  • Finca El Origen

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

  • Gouguenheim Winery

    Seventy kilometers away from the city of Mendoza, at the Andes foothills, lays one of the best ke...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

    Latinfina S.A., organized as a corporation (“sociedad anónima”) and validly existing under the la...

  • Loca Linda

    "Loca Linda" translates loosely to 'Crazy Beautiful.' We first heard the phrase while hanging wit...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Bodega Elena de Mendoza Malbec 2011

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    What a fantastic wine! This stacks up to many$20 bottles of wine. A fantastic Malbec. It is becoming scarce in Southern NJ. Don't know what the problem is since it sells right off the shelf. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by jambro777


  • Trivento Malbec Reserve 2014

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    Funky and smoky dark blackberry aromas with dark loamy earth notes. Ripe mixed berry and blueberry on the palate, dark and rich on entry but thinning towards the finish and imparting a hint of spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial



  • 34 Syrah Santos J. Carelli Mendoza 2013

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    Polly's 1/2016. A nice value, no great shakes, but a tasty wine that would not disappoint if you paid triple the price. But the good news it doesn't. Value, something large Calif. wine makers should start to understand. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • 34 Santos J. Carelli Mendoza Malbec 2013

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    Polly's 1/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Finca la Escondida Malbec 2015

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    Deep violet color. Fruit and acid. A hint of jam in the end Read More

    Wine review by colmark


  • Trivento Malbec Reserve 2012

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    I finally found a wine that I enjoy with or without foods. Love it. Read More

    Wine review by Jules kindle


  • If you have a chance to try some wines from Virginia, I can recommend a few to ... several wines from Chile and Argentina, and of course many European wines from Spain, Italy and even a few from France.  Have you traveled the world, perhaps not leaving the glass but bringing it along for the rid Read More

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  • "In addition to California examples you should be able to find Sauvignon ... usually better malbecs from Argentina than Chile, though I prefer the more austere versions from the grape's original home in France, but most starting out find the Argentine versions more approachable). Then come dessert and fortified and other specialty wines. Try a... Read More

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  • Kaiken Terroir Series Mendoza 2013

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    Thick blackberry notes carry a hint of cocoa and plenty of fresh baking spice on the nose. Explosive and juicy in the mouth, this is a bold wine thats equal parts fruity, floral and earthy, with dusty rose petal, deep blackberry and currant, and a zesty finish of cinnamon, clove and black pepper. A fantastic selection for grilled meat dishes of ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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.

    Comment by 625512pnb 625512 pnb


  • 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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