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...

  • 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

  • Trivento

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Finca El Origen

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

  • Durigutti

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

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Cheval des Andes

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

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  • Flight 11 - 2006 Neyers Napa Valley Ca Hudson Vineyards Syrah 89pts2 - 2004 ... Syrah Uco Valley Mendoza, Argentina 91ptsFlight 37 - 2006 Stolpman Santa Ynez Valley Estate Syrah 90pts8 - 2005 Firestone Santa Ynez Valley California Syrah 86pts9 - 2004 Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Ca Estate Syrah 92ptsFlight 410 - 2006 Dry Stack Cellars (aka Gre... Read More

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  • Doña Paula Malbec Los Cardos 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by chelsieloveswine

  • Bodegas Monteviejo Malbec Vista Flores Lindaflor 2004


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    Wine review by chelsieloveswine

  • Luca Syrah 2006


    Rather restrained with smoky, earthy light toast notes over vanilla tinged raspberry jam with a minor gamy/barnyard edge. Good intensity, modest complexity but more syrah character than some of the other wines here. Nicely gamy notes emerge with a saline edge to them, perhaps a touch of caper as well. Smooth and very polished, really refined an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Luca Syrah 2006


    Brighter, powdered sugar nose, red fruits and candy aromas. Flavors are near cloying, very red and ripe. The tannins are sharp, though, and complimentary and drying on the finish but that's welcome here. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Clos de Los Siete Michel Rolland Malbec Blend Clos de Los Siete 2006


    We really enjoyed this wine and are looking forward to seeing where it goes over time. Big enough to lay down for future drinking, smooth enough to drink now if you don't mind some heat. Nice oak in the background. Alcohol seems a bit on the high side.I like to pair this with food from the region - churasco, etc. Read More

    Wine review by obiwandog

  • Sabato Malbec 2004


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    Wine review by NiceRack

  • Bodega Norton Malbec Reserve 2005


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    Wine review by bryanjmatthews

  • Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2007


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    Wine review by bryanjmatthews

  • Zolo Malbec 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Maejic

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