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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Michel Torino

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

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Finca Flichman

    Finca Flichman is a winery in Barrancas, in the Maipu Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. Is is name...

  • Bodega La Azul

    La Azul is just a little winery that merges into the sky. Is our own home, warm and simple, where...

  • Loca Linda

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • I saw that list when it first came - for some it's a badge of honor. ... ... to a lesser extent so does Argentina.  I teach Argentina and Chile in the wine course and their development parallels each up until the Peron's took over.  Chile took a better economic path and Argentina, well we know what happened the Read More

    Forum post in the topic 10th Annual 2017 Northwoods...


  • Tilia Torrontes Salta Argentina 2016

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    Argentine whites are always a nice floral blend. This one has a good price point. It might make my nose a little stuffy. We'll see. I'd try it again. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Trapiche Merlot 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martce


  • Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by anstett


  • Catena Malbec 2013

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    The 2015 Catena Malbec is a fantastic wine. Rich, yet soft & silky. Much better than the 2014 vintage. Read More

    Wine review by jambro777


  • Alamos Malbec 2013

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    This was aged well and has improved dramatically since first tasting 2 yrs ago. The fruit is pronounced with blackberry, dark cherry, purple pansy, earth and mocha notes driving to lingering finish. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Al - it means nothing legally in the US. Jess Jackson made himself a ... Same ... ... Same with the wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia and elsewhere.In Europe, it means something different in each location. So a reserve Barolo has nothing to do with a reserve Rioja. And because the requirement in Rioja has to do with aging, people are maki... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    The look of this one is ever so slightly opaque, rusty red/brown in color and with residual sugars & skin pigments about. Aromas are fruity and deep, with reminders of blackberry, currant, subdued spicy peppercorn, and Earthy tones like soil and pine needle. The flavors are dark, and of dried black fruits (plum, berries, and prune), leather, pe... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Welcome to the Snooth wine forum Ben.  Tell us more about your preference ... Malbec's from Chile and Argentin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! I am new --...


  • Absolutely -- I've been enjoying a Domaine Bousquet Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina recently. It's fantastic and very affordable. Has dark fruity overtones with an oak cask kick to it. Very nice, would recommend.  Read More

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  • Muga is a winery from Spain at DOC rioja, not from Argentina

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