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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Malbec

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

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...

  • Uco Valley

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

  • Catamarca

    Catamarca is a province of Argentina located in the northwest of the country. The province has ...

  • Rio Negro

    The region of the High Valley of Río Negro concentrates the greater viticulture surface of the pr...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

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

  • Michel Torino

    The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vin...

  • Familia Cassone

    Surrounded by the Andes range landscape with the majestic Aconcagua Mountain on the background, F...

  • Finca El Origen

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

  • San Huberto

    Devoted to maintain its leadership in the category of the great wines and thus keep an internatio...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Jelu Pinot Noir Patagonia Argentina 2007

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    Wine review by softwinery


  • Kaiken Torrontes Terroir Series 2014

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    Quite aromatic and floral aromas of pineapple, melon and rose petal with a hint of white pepper. Juicy and full bodied in the mouth, with loads of fresh acidity up front softening in the mid palate and showing flavors of green apple, lemon and an appealingly spicy finish that hints at some wood treatment. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Last night we took our friends Beth & Greg out to dinner and a show to ... from Mendoza, Argentina.  Greg loves a good Cabernet Sauvignon though and I knew I needed something with that grape varietal.  So last night I was looking for something similar (to the Enamore) from Mendoza, and I found this wonderful 2010 Bodegas CARO Merlot / Cabernet ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Nice rant D!The other thing to keep in mind is that it truly is possible to ... New York, Michigan, Spain, Argentina, and I'm going to see about Mexico in the near future.The problem is that it can't make great or even good wine in EVERY part of those regions.And I'm 100 pct with you on the trendies. But isn't it always the same? If a little b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay


  • Acordeon Torrontes Argentina Cafayate Valley 2011

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    Highly floral rose bush and sunflower seed aromas with potpourri and cucumber. Tart on the attack and showing some plainness as it flows through the palate with streaks of melon, lemon and pear. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Renacer Punto Final Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Cooked hay on the nose with tar and blackberry underneath the burnt toast. Hot and spicy in the mouth with some red fruit showing amongst the spice and heat. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Avenida 67 Torrontes 2013

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    Another good bargain from 67. It is a middle of the road white, not very fruity, or dry, or sweet, or anything really, but pleasant overall. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • We finally saw "Book of Mormon" last night at The Kennedy Center in ... a very nice red from Mendoza Argentina called Enamore - a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda.  Boy, was this a great wine - and only around $45 for the bottle in the restaurant and about $20-$25 retail if you can find it.  It wasn't on their wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Bodega Calle El Necio Reserva Syrah 2012

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    Interesting Argentinian syrah. Loads of dark fruit on the nose. On the palate is ripe black cherry, a touch of smoke, tar, and a bit of heat from the 15% abv. This is a fairly big but one dimensional syrah that probably could use more air or age than what I've given it. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Busy day today, general management and planning for several projects in the ... Juan, north of Mendoza, in Argentina. An OK match. The wine was a mite too warm and needed more breathing time but handled the ham and cheese well enough. Light oak (besides what seemed like French some American as well but it wasn't obnoxious), green apples so no ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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

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  • 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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