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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Layer Cake

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

  • Michel Torino

    The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vin...

  • Finca El Origen

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

  • San Huberto

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

  • 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

  • Alfa Crux Malbec 2004

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    A heavy-bodied wine that the sommelier said would age well and stay deep & rich. It's not for the faint of heart - but I guess none of the wines that I like are. Read More

    Wine review by jbc95a


  • Tilia Merlot Mendoza 2007

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    This is a solid wine, in my opinion. For someone that likes fuller, stronger wines with more structure, this is a great wine. As Merlot goes, this may be a step away from the varietal, but in a good direction. Read More

    Wine review by jbc95a


  • Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva 2006

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    Great wine, awesome value. Paid $9.99, Wonderful taste full of plums, stone fruits, extremely smooth great after taste. One of my new favorites, don't buy one bottle buy a case. Read More

    Wine review by BobbyC10


  • Bodega Enrique Foster Malbec Ique 2004

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    This is a malbec from Mendoza that will change one's mind of what malbec from this area is all about. Talk about a wonderful seperation of flavor and balanced medium body. The breakdown (in my geeky head) goes like this: Deep red hue with subtle reflective acidity transparency. The nose is earth and and smooth dark fruit with hints of oak that ... Read More

    Wine review by evwgnyc


  • Pascual Toso Malbec Mendoza Reserve 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by pnothstein


  • Pascual Toso Malbec Reserve 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by racefan


  • Pascual Toso Malbec Reserve 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by angiewiner


  • Viña Cobos Malbec Felino 2006

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    Nice surprise! I was expecting little and was pleasantly surprised. The body is luscious (the wine is VERY unfiltered), and the fruit is all over the place, mingling with some nice earthy notes and sweet vanilla..The balance is impeccable and had a nice length for the price point. Read More

    Wine review by hipergas


  • Lorca Fantasia Malbec 2006

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    Not a lot to write home about. This is a simple, unoffensive malbec. Very soft and round, forward fruit and no complexities. I had this wine with pizza and it worked well both with the pesto and pepperoni.Not a memorable experience, but it was a gift, so nothing wrong with free wine. Read More

    Wine review by hipergas


  • Pascual Toso Chardonnay Estate Bottled 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Hawk


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