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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Layer Cake

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

  • Trivento

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

  • 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...

  • Finca Flichman

    Finca Flichman is a winery in Barrancas, in the Maipu Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. Is is name...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • 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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Malbec Reserva Uco Valley 2014

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    Blackberry compote and soft baking spice aromas with a bit of milk chocolate. Dry and drying in the mouth with tart acidity and concentrated berry flavors, smoky earthiness, black cherry and a finish of earth and heat. Read More

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  • Callejon del Crimen Petit Verdot Gran Reserva Valle de Uco 2014

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    Dark black currant and mineral earth presents an austere and restrained aroma. Thick, earthy and dense with minerals, smoke and leather on the palate, berry flavors of blackberry and plum notes through the mid palate and a chewy textured finish. Read More

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  • Punto Final Cabernet Franc Reserva Argentina 2014

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    Tomato leaf and oregano greet the nose amidst dark plum and black cherry aromas. Concentrated raspberry and cherry fruit with a jolly rancher candied quality and a bit of green pepper towards the finish. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Ikella Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2014

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    Dusty, bold aromas of black currant and blackberry with soft spice and eucalyptus. Driving, powerful flavors in the mouth with bold blackberry and black cherry fruit, herbal medicinal notes and a finish of fresh spice. Read More

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  • Bodega Melipal Ikella Torrontes Mendoza 2015

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    Lightly nutty, creamy aromas of aged cheese, tart lemon zest and grapefruit. Tart lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate with more cheese curd and a smoky oak finish. Read More

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  • Bodega Lagarde Guarda Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo 2014

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    Savory earth and dark berry spiced aromas with touches of tomato leaf and crushed violet flower. This is pure, clean fruited and delicate on the palate, a great showcase for the grape with fresh cherry and raspberry fruit, a pleasant baking spice throughout and a finish of structure and finesse, framed by oak and earth. 91pts Read More

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay Mendoza Catena Alta 2014

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    Creamy baked apple aromas of brioche and cinnamon spice with vanilla oak and a lemon cream glaze. Full bodied lemon meringue and butter flavors on the palate with an oaky finish that has a bit of texture to it and a bit of citrus zest. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Brut Rose Mendoza

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    Strong watermelon and cherry aromas. Tart sour cherry and more watermelon on the palate with a drying bit of tannin and full acidity. Read More

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  • Domaine Bousquet Pinot Gris Reserve Tupungato Valley 2015

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    Spiced lemon aromas of floral persimmon. Lemon curd and pineapple on the palate with a zesty finish. Read More

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