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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Torrontes

    Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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...

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Cheval des Andes

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

  • Michel Torino

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

  • Trivento

      Founded in 1996 by Viña Concha y Toro, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos aims to preserve and sho...

  • Loca Linda

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Really Big Al....MERCI!So utterly delighted that you do appreciate the wine ... wine efforts of Chile and Argentina, particularly the Mendoza region; they have come a long way, actually, THEY HAVE ARRIVED Read More

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  • Amour - I do believe everyone enjoyed their small glass of the dessert wine ... the Torrentes varietal from Argentina too.  I thought the Tannat was pretty good, perhaps approaching the Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley.  My favorite might have been the blend from Argentina of Malbec and Bonarda.Sunday evening was another ni... Read More

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


  • Atrevida Malbec 2014

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    found it rather heavily spiced... not too keen... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bodega Norton Extra Brut NV

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    Fresh lemon and pear aromas with light potpourri notes. The floral notes continue on to the palate where light peach, apple and grapefruit notes mix with good acidity and a pleasantly viscous mouthfeel, finishing with a bit more lemon and an oak note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Jelu Malbec 2011

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    This is a great wine with heavy vegetables and sauces or just by itself. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • You're in my wheelhouse right now (Actually $10-$25) and there are tons of ... other and you already know Argentina I gathe Read More

    Forum post in the topic introductory questions


  • Hey, it's past noon here on the east coast.  Sandra brought home some ... ... the sparkling wine (from Argentina) that I'll try with nachos later today. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Superbowl 51 - Wine or Beer?


  • Achaval Ferrer Quimera Mendoza 2010

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    fruity nose; earthy, spicy and rather complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • RC - That 'Indian Wells' wine looks familiar.  You should enjoy ... up.  The red blend from Argentina is going to be used at our upcoming 'South American Wines' blind wind tasting party in a few weeks.  The Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon is an old favorite (previous years that is); too bad it's price ended in a '7', meaning I didn't save the three b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Uco Valley 2014

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    A touch of black pepper and blackberry aromas with black cherry and a leathery smoke note. Dry and chewy on the palate with a generous blackberry and black currant palate, a thick finish of rich dark chocolate, fresh acidity livening the palate towards the finish and a touch of tar and black olive adding a bit of herbaceousness to the finish. Ve... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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