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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • Uco Valley

    This region -which has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years- comprises the depar...

  • Catamarca

    Catamarca is a province of Argentina located in the northwest of the country. The province has ...

  • Rio Negro

    The region of the High Valley of Río Negro concentrates the greater viticulture surface of the pr...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Gouguenheim Winery

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

  • Michel Torino

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

  • 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...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Trivento Malbec Golden Reserve 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Colomé Torrontés 2014

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    I bought a case of this on a hunch. It is not bad white wine but it is not great white wine. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Primum Malbec

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    Wine review by Tincho2015


  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2012

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    My wife opened a bottle of this. She poured a glass took a sip and said "this is horrible". I said to let it rest and try it later on. When I got back home after running an errand the bottle was gone. "Oh so it was..." "I poured it down the sink."So no we will not be buying again. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2009

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    Wine review by tjjm


  • Santiago Gougenheim Malbec Mendoza 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection. Opens with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and blueberry jam, then cedar and vanilla. More of the same with a few swirls, Bit more fruit and less earth/savory/spice than other Malbecs that I have had and prefer, but a nice big smooth mouthfull. On the dry side, but well balanced and gains more complexity of more jam and cho... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Finca Flichman Malbec Misterio 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2009

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    Nice bouquet. Smooth, and very pleasant. Lots of fruit, my favorite under $20. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Lujuria Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by moinma


  • Dieter Meier Puro Malbec 2012

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    Should have left this in my cellar a bit longer. I found the acidity a bit unbalanced, but nothing a little more bottle aging can't cure. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


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