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

  • Michel Torino

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • San Huberto

    Devoted to maintain its leadership in the category of the great wines and thus keep an internatio...

  • Finca Flichman

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

  • Trivento

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red Blend Tupungato Valley 2013


    Smoky, heady aromas of rich mineral earth, dark chocolate and round blackberry fruit. Full bodied and sticky with resinous earth in the mouth, this is full of bold flavors and zesty acidity, blueberry and blackberry fruit, firm tannins and a ripe black currant preserve on the finish. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2015


    Chalky, bright cherry aromas with floral notes and hints of perfume. In the mouth this is creamy textured and red fruited with cherry, blueberry and red currant flavor and a spicy finish of fresh acidity, heat, earth and cinnamon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Kaiken Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc Mendoza 2016


    Floral peach and melon notes with a hint of pineapple and mango and something herbal - green pepper. Great acidity and lift on the palate with more melon, lemon and peach flavors, a bracing mineral note yet a soft finish that's a bit creamy textured. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Trivento White Orchid Blend Torrontes Reserve Mendoza 2016


    Highly floral aromas of perfumed rose petal and potpourri, fruit notes of fresh peach and lychee. Tropical and floral in the mouth, this is presented with a bold, high acidity and lots of flavor, tart lemon and fresh mango, pineapple and melon with a short finish of dried fruit and more blossom notes. Lives up to the White Orchid name. Read More

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  • Callia Alta Pinot Grigio Argentina 2016


    Lively floral notes of quince, pear, apple and peach on the nose. This is smooth, delicate and a touch zesty on the palate with fresh fruit notes of peach, apple and grapefruit, excellent balance and a pleasant spice on the finish. Wonderful presentation of the grape. 91 pts Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Numina Gran Corte Red Blend Uco Valley 2014


    Savory and earthy aromas of dark chocolate, plum and black currant on the nose with creamy, vanilla bean notes and inviting fresh berry. Dark berry, leather and smoke on the palate with a burnt twig flavor, chewy tannins, dried herbs and tart, focused black fruit. Read More

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  • Salentein Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015


    Dry and earthy on the nose with notes of dark chocolate, black currant and black cherry. Medium bodied red fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry in the mouth with a dry, lightly oaked finish and a bit of tingly spice throughout. Read More

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  • Bodegas Salentein Portillo Pinot Noir Uco Valley 2015


    Creamy fresh cherry and candied strawberry aromas with a note of buttery brioche. Clear and clean on the palate without a ton of depth, this expresses itself in fresh fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, a touch of violets and a smoky finish. Read More

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  • Ampakama Torrontes San Juan Argentina 2015


    Plump and juicy tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, melon and mango with white peach and floral blossom. Dry and perfumed on the palate, some citrus fruit with green apple and melon with a touch of sweet spice and white grape flavors. Read More

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  • Ampakama Cabernet Sauvignon San Juan Argentina 2014


    Pleasant syrupy aromas of vanilla, blackberry and black cherry. A bit tart and tight on the palate with cranberry and seeded raspberry fruit, a bit of spice and drying tannins on the finish. Read More

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