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

  • 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...

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

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

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Layer Cake

      Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult Californ...

  • Cheval des Andes

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Bodega Calle El Olvidado Tempranillo Reserva Mendoza 2014

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    Dirty, earthy and smoky with fresh field paddy notes and black pepper spice on top of blackberry and black currant fruit. This is quite flavorful and expressive in the mouth, with a good mixture of red and black fruits ranging from cherry to black currant with some savory notes of tamari and some tart cranberry towards the earthy, creamy finish.... Read More

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  • Finca El Origen Phi Single Vineyard Tunuyan Uco Valley 2011

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    Soft violet and creamy coffee aromas with concentrated blackberry and black cherry fruit, fresh spice and vanilla bean. Hefty, full and creamy on the palate with excellent depth of fruit, full of chocolate, chewy cherry and blackberry, strong, gripping tannins and deceptively high acidity bringing freshness and buoyancy to the mid palate before ... Read More

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  • Benegas Lynch Libertad Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2008

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    Definitely showing its age with pleasant savory sour cherry and developed molasses and brown sugar notes, a hint of crushed violets and cranberries on the nose. More brown sugar and vanilla bean on the palate with a dusty and dry, raisin and blackberry palate, chewy tannins and roasted espresso beans. This is nearing the end of its run, but is t... Read More

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  • Benegas Finca la Encerrada Estate Single Vineyard Malbec Mendoza 2014

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    Dirty, dusty aromas of moist earth and clay with toasted vanilla and creamy red currant notes on the nose. On the palate this is bold, bright and vibrant with good fresh acidity and juicy fruit notes of cherry, red currant, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, nicely textured with layered tannins and a spice box finish of clove, cinnamon and mor... Read More

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  • Benegas Lynch la Encerrada Estate Single Vineyard Malbec Mendoza 2014

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    Rich, deep black currant and blackberry aromas with a smooth note of vanilla and cinnamon spice. Bold and full bodied on the palate, full of flavor and structure, a bit of black olive and smoky dark chocolate in front of blackberry, black currant and black cherry fruit, notes of bay leaf and an earthy finish. Read More

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  • Chakana Estate Selection Chardonnay Uco Valley 2016

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    Fresh green apple and lemon balm aromas with a grassy green note and some tart citrus. Cool and juicy on the palate with lemon, soft melon and green apple fruit, some creaminess and a medium texture in the mouth. Turns a bit warmer on the finish, releasing some pleasant peach notes and a bit of oak spice. Read More

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  • Trivento Malbec Golden Reserve Mendoza 2016

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    Dark blackberry and rich black currant aromas with a touch of molasses and brown sugar spice. Full bodied and a touch savory in the mouth with blackberry and black currant fruit, an earthy textured dark chocolate mid palate and a finish of ripe mixed berry and tart tannins. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Cabernet Franc Mendoza 2014

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    Rich and savory licorice and mushroom aromas with notes of molasses and brown sugar - quite unique for Cab Franc. Dry, dusty and bold in the mouth with deep licorice flavors, a thick and rich mouthfeel and a finish of dark chocolate, spice and a bit of heat. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2014

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    Ripe floral cherry and savory spice aromas with a note of cranberry and raspberry and light cream. A bit burnt on the palate but with good spice, black cherry and blackberry notes, pepper and vanilla and a finish of smoke and herbs. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Red Blend Mendoza 2013

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    Fresh berry, savory spice and cocoa on the nose with blackberry and a light herbal tomato note. Spicy blackberry and black cherry fruit on the palate with fresh acidity and a tart and tangy mixed berry palate that's dusty and herbal towards the finish. Read More

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