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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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 El Origen

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

  • Bodega La Azul

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

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

    The place where you grow up and live great moments of your life is very important... because of t...

  • Cheval des Andes

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

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Tikal Malbec Altos de Mendoza Amorio 2008

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    Great with manchego Read More

    Wine review by Canaves


  • Lirico Vista Flores Single Vineyard 2013

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    Wonderful, should have bought a full case. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Tinto Negro Mendoza Malbec 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Finca Abril Rapsodia Malbec Reserva 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by ddiverio


  • Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2012

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    Big and Burly Malbec - blend. Cannot remember much about it, for I had it quite a few months ago, but seem to remember that it was similar to these tasting notes from Wine Advocate...'The very showy, open and aromatic nose is very balsamic and spicy with aromas of wild herbs, especially thyme, juicy blueberries and violets. This is a ripe Malbec... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Don Aparo Malbec Mendoza 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • VV-Great pic! RBA and I like them young, but one difference is one was French ... ... and the other was from Argentina. (From my limited experience Argentina wines drink better young then French.)OT-I have a couple of the Rivers-Marie PN's, sounds tasty, should I hold off a bit on popping one? Yesterday we celebrated my wife's birthday with a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Benmarco Malbec 2013

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    Not bad but starchy minerality Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Benmarco Malbec 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Tonight we had this Cab from Mendoza, Argentina. Nothing special but a solid daily drinker. Red jammy fruit that is held in check with some spice and mocha. Tannins are not over the top and it had a longish finish. I will probably give this wine another try in the future.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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