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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Finca SOPHENIA

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

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

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

  • San Huberto

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

  • Layer Cake

      Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult Californ...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • 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

  • Luigi Bosca Tempranillo Finca la Linda 2006


    Appearing quite dense but youthful with an edge of development. Heavy aromatics, dark and honeyed, with sweet black fruit and gentle spice notes. A bit dull in the mouth with a refreshing herbal character but a hot and hollow mid-palate. The finish is fairly long with oak driven notes of caramel and toffee. 82pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Finca Flichman Malbec Reserva 2007


    Typical dark dense Malbec color but not opaque. Very floral apon opening, very attractively so at that with melon, berry, toast and mineral notes competing and eventually winning out as the floral notes fade. Round and medium bodied in the mouth with bright acids but that doesnt prevent this from being a bit dull on the palate. Finishes with a l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Budini Malbec 2006


    Moderately dense ruby color, still youthful but with a touch of incipient evolution. Offers up a nose of sweet fruits, some fresh nectarine, blackberry, tarry oily herbs, a touch of earthen spice. In the mouth this is a bit lean compared with typical Malbec but is fresh and easy with soft tannins and good acidity. The flavors are a bit non-descr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • This past weekend I inaugurated Snooth's Panel Tasting Program with a line-up ... the state of the grape in Argentina as well as the state of winemaking.Malbec has a long and storied history in Argentina where it has produced some exceptional wines. Many of the producers now appearing on the US market are relative new comers to the game though... Read More

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  • Carinae Malbec Reserva 2006


    Showing a pleasant floral quality that is normally more associated with Malbecs from Valle de Uco. Lots of red fruit and blueberry, pleasant tannins - nice mouthfeel, good length Read More

    Wine review by Richg

  • Trapiche Astica Malbec 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by zuko

  • Tempus Alba Cabernet Sauvignon Prelúdio 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by ginie

  • Yellow Blue Mendoa Malbec 2007


    Served a bit cold, but an easy drinking malbec. Not as much fruit as i'd like, but its pretty standard. Bitter, surprisingly tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Bodegas El Porvenir Laborum Torrontes 2007


    My first tasting was quite bland. It seems I made a mistake and served it way too cold. As it warmed to closer to room temperature it developed an amazing floral aroma which followed through to the taste which also had a touch of honey. When it was too cold it had a bit of a petroleum flavor and no finish at all. So be sure to consume this a... Read More

    Wine review by RachelNYC

  • Trumpeter Familia Rutini Malbec 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by beactive

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