Bonarda

Common synonyms: Croatina, Bonarda Piemontese, Uva Rara, Bonardo Novarese

History of the grape: Bonarda is a confusing grape to describe because, depending on where it was made, one person’s Bonarda is another person’s Charbono. The story begins in Italy, where this grape has three offshoots: The Bonarda grape planted in north central Italy in Otrepo Pavese and Colli Piacentini is known there as Croatina. When one sees “Bonarda” on an Italian wine, chances are it is this grape, which originated in Croatia, hence the name. Then there is the Bonarda known as Uva Rara (Bonardo Novarese) grown in Piedmont. Finally, the Bonarda known as Bonarda Piemontese, which is also from Piedmont, but very rarely seen, however, this is considered the “true” Bonarda.

A grape known as Bonarda has become one of the top two most popular red grapes in Argentina (next to Malbec). However, that grape is believed to really be Charbono (Corbeau in France), and not related to the Italian Read more »

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  • Colonia las Liebres Bonarda Argentina 2012

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    Deep ruby color, This wine is a very frutal one, with a hint of roses in the nose. Médium body, Read More

    Wine review by vgiroveanu


  • Conquista Red Blend Oak Cask 2013

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    The '13...A great full bodied red,that is quite smooth with medium tanins and a bit more spice than fruit. Perfectly complemented the sirlion tip kebobs with skewers of onions, red Pepper, tomatillos and summer squash. Exceptional red table wine for the price I paid . Read More

    Wine review by Del Ojo Zafado


  • Zuccardi Bonarda Serie A 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hola John: I am new here, and I wanted to let you know I have brought malbec, torontes and bonarda and carmeneter into our little cafe' here in the PNW; several of which have not been mentioned. So, here are 2 links for you to enjoy:Argentina Vino de Sol: :http://www.vinodelsol.com/thewineries/(My Malbec favs here [not in order] are Altacedro, K... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Malbec Recommendations ...


  • We finally saw "Book of Mormon" last night at The Kennedy Center in ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon and Bonarda.  Boy, was this a great wine - and only around $45 for the bottle in the restaurant and about $20-$25 retail if you can find it.  It wasn't on their wine list either - helps to listen to the wine guys.  If any of you folks have a chance ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Altos las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia las Liebres 2004

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    Wine review by QuiLoxx


  • Ah, another weekend has arrived.  We are having beautiful weather out here ... tour of South America), a Bonarda from Argentina, and finally a Malbec Grand Reserva from Argentina.  They didn't have the regular Malbec from Argentina, but we probably would not have preferred that over the Grand Reserva anyway.  We ended up buying four bottles, on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Guida 2013

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    Wine review by ariana8407


  • It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of ... ... Barbera is blended with Bonarda (aka Croatina) to make the legendary DOC Gutturnio, a resurrection of the ancient Roman Gutturnium. In 1985 the world of Barbera changed forever with the release of Giacomo Bologna’s mythical 1982 Bricco dell’ Ucellone. This wa... Read More

    From the article The Rising Tide of Barbera


  • Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Guida 2013

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    Wine review by lexxus


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