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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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

  • Durigutti

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

  • Gouguenheim Winery

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

    One of the winery's main distinctive feature is its location on the hillside of a plateau, allowi...

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Bodegas Etchart

    Bodegas Etchart was founded in the year 1850, in La Florida, Cafayate, province of Salta, Argenti...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2007


    I don't have tasting notes for you, but it did hold its own for the price range, and I would buy again Read More

    Wine review by jro

  • Tilia Malbec Red 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by pinhole

  • Libertad Merlot 2006


    Purple-ruby. Medium intense nose, vegetal, plum, dark fruit, oak. Dry, medium acid and tannin, medium body. Some red fruit notes but overwhelmed somewhat by tannin. A bit out of balance. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2007


    Pale lemon-gold. Medium intense nose, vegetal and stone fruit. Nettle, asparagus, ripe peach. Dry, low-medium acid, medium body. Palate of sour dandelion, lemon, salt, vanilla oakiness. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Hey all. Just had a private tasting with a new wine company in Argentina and thought I'd share. The story: Some friends of mine went to Mendoza recently to tool around the area and get a sense of what's what, and met an American named Daniel Karlin who had just set up a little "wine club" in Buenos Aires called Anuva Wines. You can read about it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Argentinian Tasting

  • Valentin Bianchi Elsa Torrontes 2012


    An effervescent blend of Argentina's signature Malbec red grape and merlot. A light alcohol wine with flavors of strawberry and raspberry. Our favorite way to enjoy this delicious wine is over a slice of lime. Read More

    Wine review by tphilli

  • Alta Vista Chardonnay 2006


    Good chardonnay for someone like me who tends to stay away from them. The oak was not the major player here. It gave it some heft but didn't weigh it down with vanilla or overplayed wood tones. All I thought of when sipping was golden delicious apples. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • Bodega Sur de Los Andes Malbec Reserva 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by TommyG188

  • Bodega Sur de Los Andes Malbec 2007


    Deep purple red color with an aromatic nose of blackberry, cherry, and sweet spice. The palate is flavorful with a touch of lavender and lot's of ripe red and black fruit. This wine is dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, medium soft tannins, and a medium finish. This is a well made straight forward fruity red. Good for everyday drinking. Read More

    Wine review by tommyvino

  • Viña Amalia Malbec Finca la Amalia NV


    Bold, would probably do well to age for a bit. Light oak and cherry/berries. Read More

    Wine review by gui1

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