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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  • Julia Cellier 13 2008

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    I buy this wine in Costco pointe-claire wow this wine is very good love the smell and the taste Read More

    Wine review by lmalo


  • Julia Cellier 13 2008

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    Nice wine Very Fruity with a long finish Read More

    Wine review by jvier


  • Julia Cellier 13 2008

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    Live in Vermont was in montreal i buy this bottle in Costco but in quebec this is a good wine for the money Read More

    Wine review by rdes


  • I'm hoping the Snooth community can help me out with some recommendations. I've have had a couple Argentinian Malbec and Malbec blend wines in the last couple of months that I really enjoyed and I was hoping that I could get some recommendations to expand what I've tried. I'm looking up to $50 but realistically more in the $15 to $30 range. L... Read More

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  • Notro Sangiovese Bonarda 2008

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    Wine review by melmorg


  • Dominio del Plata Crios Syrah Bonarda 2011

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    Wine review by jpiscionere


  • Mairena Bonarda 2005

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    Wine review by Imperial240


  • Amalaya de Colome Argentina 2006

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    Wine review by FernandoCabada


  • Tilia Bonarda 2008

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    Incredibly well balanced for the price... Read More

    Wine review by rachelfell


  • Santa Julia Organica Sangiovese Bonarda 2008

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    Solid, casual, Argentine week-night pasta wine with surprising depth for the ... berry juice flavors from the Bonarda, which added great acidity to the other, deeper cherry flavor from the Sangiovese. The blend is 50%/50% of each respective variety. Another good buy from Familia Zuccard Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


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