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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cheval des Andes

    A joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and the legendary Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux....

  • Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen began in the 1990s, when Chile’s Carolina Wine Brands decided to expand its v...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

    Latinfina S.A., organized as a corporation (“sociedad anónima”) and validly existing under the la...

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Alamos 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by Moedog

  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


    The wine was good it had interesting flavors and a decent linger. It was definitely worth the money but not the most stunning wine. Read More

    Wine review by QuintessentialD

  • Dominio del Plata Malbec Benmarco 2004


    Big, bold, complex -- a mouth full of earth, wind and fire!July, 2006 Wine Spectator rated 91 pts with review: Lots of bold raspberry, black currant and boysenberry fruit, along with hints of mineral, game, espresso and mocha. Long finish pumps out fruit, but vibrant minerality too, with an intriguing ferrous hint. Drink now through 2009. 1,10... Read More

    Wine review by ChduP

  • Tikal Amorio Malbec 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by ayacoco

  • Bodega Enrique Foster Malbec Limited Edition 2004


    Extremely vegetal in the nose with some ripe fruit (class plum). Medium body/tannin - very smooth and silky finish. Some spicy, earthy. High alcohol was somewhat offset by fruit, but could have used more fruit. Point rating would be 92. Read More

    Wine review by treysmall

  • Los Leones Cabernet Malbec Bodega Salentein Vino Tinto NV


    I had the 2005 malbec/cab blend in Argentina a month or so ago and it was the best wine i had down there. Seemed smooth with a nice finish and it went well with steak, which is a necessity when you're in Argentina. Cost about $8 US for a bottle and I'm looking to import some to the states for my wedding this fall. Read More

    Wine review by fauxaficionado

  • Learning To Fly Malbec 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by shot2pieces

  • Trapiche Iscay Merlot Malbec 2007


    Smooth, easy to drink, moderate nose. Berries, cherries, some plums. Not sophisticated, but pleasing - better than, or as good as, other malbecs that cost 3-4 USD more, which is an additional recommendation. Read More

    Wine review by shot2pieces

  • Lo Tengo Torrentes 2005


    I love itIt is so cripy, clean, very refreshing to your paladar, nice fruity, excelent, relax and romantic for every ocassion Read More

    Wine review by Yoya

  • La Posta Bonarda Estela Armando Vineyard 2006


    Good wine, balanced; nice finish$15 in PA. Read More

    Wine review by jgaglione

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