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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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...

  • Gouguenheim Winery

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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Trivento

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

    The place where you grow up and live great moments of your life is very important... because of t...

  • San Huberto

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    Darkly herbal, rich and bold aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and creamy vanilla. Rich and fruity on entry, this presents itself confidently, with bold ripe blackberry and toasted caramel notes, earthy and oaky through the midpalate with chewy tannins drying out the sides of the mouth as the acidity keeps the palate very fresh. Finis... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Finca Flichman Malbec Roble 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by tpcello7

  • Marketing. It's a $13 grocery store Cab and a $10 Chardonnay. The label is ... ... wineries in California, Argentina and Australia. The Wine Group is management-owned and operated. Its portfolio of wines includes Cupcake, Chloe, Trapiche, Concannon Vineyards, Cocobon, Save Me San Francisco and Slow Press.&quo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Crafty

  • Melifluo Mendoza Argentina Malbec 2014


    a very good strong and warm Malbec, making one to wonder what ageing a few bottles would do for this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Santa Julia Tempranillo Organica 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by juliecork

  • Ombu Pinot Noir 2013


    what a wonderful delightful wine whose flavors dance playfully across the palate as a pinot noir should Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Miguel Flores 'Signature' Mendoza Argentina Sauvignon Blanc 2015


    very fresh and mild. I am curious how this wine would fare spending some more time in the bottle before decanting? Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Layer Cake Malbec Mendoza 2013


    Very fruit forward and a litle shy on acid with a strong tannic bite that on the second and third day gave me a touch of menthol. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Catena Malbec 2012


    Full bodied ripe black fruit spicy red wine with mellowed tannin Read More

    Wine review by johnfsa

  • Very good list.Chateau St Michelle and Columbia Crest are sister wineries, CC a ... ... are lots of wines from Argentina but their most popular is of course Malbec. Look for something that says "reserva". It means nothing actually, but usually those wines are treated a little more gently or left in barrels a little longer and the wineries usua... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

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