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...

  • Torrontes

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

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

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

  • Familia Cassone

    Surrounded by the Andes range landscape with the majestic Aconcagua Mountain on the background, F...

  • Bodega La Azul

    La Azul is just a little winery that merges into the sky. Is our own home, warm and simple, where...

  • Durigutti

    We Are Family Durigutti, growers and wine makers. A family with tradition of European culture t...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Tempus Alba Malbec Blend Pleno 2003


    This is the extremly well-bodied, long-lasting and medal winning 60% Malbec/40% Cabernet generic top wine of the Tempus Alba estate. 13 months in new french oak - which you notice a lot - and 14,1%. Hints of pepper and red berries, combined with the expected vanilla, makes this one of my favorites so far (quality/price perfect). If you don´t lik... Read More

    Wine review by Ixian

  • Susana Balbo 'Crios' 2007


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    Wine review by tjankowski

  • Pannotia Malbec 2005


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    Wine review by svuptivup

  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2002


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    Wine review by djk25

  • Antucura Malbec Blend 2003


    Purple color with red ruby around the rim. On the nose this wine is packed with Ripe strawberry, Rose Petal, Clove and vanilla with just a bit of forest floor funk that keeps it interesting. Flavors of black currant and cherries sing from the glass and with time turns to intense dark chocolate. Seems to be a bit of residual sugar. This is a ... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Navarro Correas Red Blend Structura Ultra 2004


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    Wine review by rymonree

  • Benmarco Malbec 2006


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    Wine review by jgrove

  • Finca la Anita Syrah Agrelo Luna 2002


    I had the 2002 Finca La Anita Syrah last night and was pleasantly surprised with its overall structure and finish. Unlike other Syrahs, this wine was not too jammy but rather spicy and large. I had it at a restaurant here in Davis and now am on the hunt to purchase some of my own. TWO THUMBS UP! Read More

    Wine review by LWest

  • Bodegas Salentein Pinot Noir Primus 2004


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    Wine review by djk25

  • Bodegas Salentein Pinot Noir Primus 2004


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    Wine review by djk25

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