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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • San Huberto

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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • 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....

  • Loca Linda

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Chakana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 2015

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    Chalky cherry and milk chocolate aromas with raspberry cream and floral notes. Nice complexity on the palate, assertive and fruity on entry and throughout with bright cherry and plum notes, tart cranberry and puckering acidity on the mid palate with a streak of tannins and earth on the finish. Read More

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  • Ca' de Calle Gran Reserva Red Blend Mendoza 2015

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    Ripe red fruit aromas - dark cherry, plum and red currant, floral and spiced. Richly spiced as well on the palate yet mellow of fruit, pleasant red currant, raspberry and cherry, with a pleasant zestiness coming through on entry and through to the warming finish of earth, licorice and a touch of herbal medicine. Read More

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  • Vina Amalia Finca Los Montes Negros Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Uco Valley 2013

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    Generous fruit aromas of blackberry and black cherry, soft earth and good minerality on the nose. Quite fruity on the palate with a pleasant continuum of mixed berry, black cherry and violet petals, this is very approachable and quaffable, enough depth to stay interesting with warm spice and a bit of chocolate towards the finish. Read More

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  • Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza 2015

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    Tart red fruit notes of sour cherry and tarry earth. Blueberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with a dusty complexion and smoky notes throughout. Has some herbal notes but predominantly that smoked earth. Read More

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  • Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan de Cuyo 2007

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    Nice complexity here with savory mineral notes of loamy earth, baking spice and classic black fruit components - mostly black currant and blackberry. Silky, sultry and elegant on the palate with deep fruit notes of black cherry, black current and blackberry, a bit jammy but still quite fresh. This is ten years young today and drinking beautifull... Read More

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  • Durigutti Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2015

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    Dark dusty earth flavors with dark chocolate and moist soil, becomes a touch floral before sinking into smoky, rich oak and earth. Read More

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  • Durigutti Bonarda Mendoza 2015

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    Dusty fall leaves and blackberry aromas with light floral notes. Tart and juicy red fruit notes of cherry and strawberry on the palate, easy drinking and a bit chunky with medium acidity and a finish of light flower petal and perfume. Read More

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  • Durigutti Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2015

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    Fruity but syrupy notes of red currant and strawberry on the nose with pungent smoky minerality. Equally fruity and earthy on the palate with a burst of ripe red current and raspberry fruit on entry followed by a pop of acidity and a slow, smoldering burn of gritty tannins and sharp spice covered in chocolate. Read More

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  • Bodega Calle Dharma Reserva Mendoza 2015

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    Soft clay and earth with perfumed cherry fruit on the nose. Syrupy in character and heft, this brings loads of fruit character - cherry and red currant with a mouth full of concentrated fruit, rich spice, milk chocolate and chewy tannins on the finish. Read More

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  • Bodega Calle la Mano Derecha Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Mendoza 2014

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    Intriguing floral and herbal notes here with black currant and strawberry fruit and pleasant briny minerality. On the palate this is medium bodied, a bit restrained around the edges, but still showing nice blackberry and black currant fruit, quite dry with nice spice and good acidity. This presents a bit herbal at its core and is quite earthy by... Read More

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