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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • San Huberto

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

  • Finca Flichman

    Finca Flichman is a winery in Barrancas, in the Maipu Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. Is is name...

  • Trivento

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

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Michel Torino Torrontes Cuma Organic 2007

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    Wine review by pkarwowski


  • Budini Malbec 2007

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    Wine review by Karros270


  • Alma Negra Red Blend 2003

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    The shelf talker for this one said something to the effect of: "Our distributor hyped the shit out of this wine. Like Pavlov's dog, we were blown away. Our hasty decision = your purchase." I considered on my way out the door that, for $35, this wine was either going to fantastic, as this spikey-haired gentleman suggested:http://thespiderking.com... Read More

    Wine review by redatom


  • Copolla Celestial Blue Malbec 2006

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    Not quite as complex as Layer Cake, but a very nice finish. Read More

    Wine review by jwilly


  • Pascual Toso Malbec Reserve 2006

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    Wine review by males


  • E&j Gallo Barefoot White Zinfandel California NV

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    Wine review by males


  • Bodega Norton Reserva Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2006

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    This amazing Argentinian wine was the piece de resistance of our 8 course asian fusion New's Eve dinner. I should mention that it was enjoyed, while juxtaposed with acceptable champagne. Read More

    Wine review by Ouguiya


  • Primum Malbec

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    This is one of the best wines for the price that I've ever come across. Bold from the moment the bottle is opened, with complex yet smooth flavors. It goes with almost any food as well. Great value for an outstanding wine. Read More

    Wine review by handron


  • Santa Julia Organica Cabernet 2007

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    What an AMAZING bargain wine! Tastes like a $20 bottle but it sells for less than $10. My new favorite every-night-kinda-wine. Read More

    Wine review by LCLindley


  • Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by RachelNYC


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