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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Malbec

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

  • 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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Michel Torino

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

  • Cheval des Andes

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

  • Gouguenheim Winery

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

  • 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

  • Maipe Bonarda Reserve 2013

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    Well built and a perfect foil to steak. Large darkberry fruit than smooth and easy to drink. A small nuance of chocolate, oak teaming with framing tannins and acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Alma Mora Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Thread bare - don't buy - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Very much interested in hearing about the wines as well, haven't had a ... ... so far, most are from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand or Australia, a couple Spanish and Italian but a definite lack of anything Frenc Read More

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


  • Tilia Malbec 2014

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    Pungent and big upon entry. Violets, blackberry, red plum, earthy tones with vanilla and pepper are complimented with chewy tannins and good acidity drive the aftertaste. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Tilia Malbec 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Had these yesterday in a side by side tasting with a couple of friends that ... Cahors - it's home - and Argentina - the largest producer of the grape, plus we had one guy who doesn't know s__t about the grape, so he's input was really valued, but he couldn't understand why.These wines were dramatically different.  The Tilia was more aromatic ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Braxton Hall 'Montage' California Red 2015

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    the struggle is that, while this wine is decent on the palate, not knowing the varieties makes one question the quality. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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...


  • Amalaya Torrontes Riesling Salta 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • 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


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