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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  • Bodega Tittarelli Bonarda 2007

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    Scents of mocha and berries. Tangy with medium body. Has a smoky coffee finish. Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Elsa Bianchi Bonarda 2006

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    Wine review by mavagan


  • Notro Tinto de Montana 2007

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    I thought this was was very good and quite smooth for the price. For a $10 wine (approx), I really liked it. I'm used to drinking mostly pinot noir's, and this was very different, yea a little smoky, but plenty of fruit flavor. Remember, this is all personal opinion. This wine is definately worth a try. If you don't like it....you can alwa... Read More

    Wine review by faux


  • Don Cristobal 1492 Bonarda NV

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    This wine should be sold in a box at dollar stores Read More

    Wine review by Lonestar1


  • Altos las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia las Liebres 2007

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    Great value, smooth finish, light-to-medium bodied and an all around solid performing wine. Read More

    Wine review by WuJuice


  • Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ronbaker


  • La Posta Bonarda 2006

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    great fruit. great acidity. at $18 not the best qpr but we bought it to bring to a byob pizza place in Williamsburg called Motorino so $18 is a bargain in that situation. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by chefvangarde


  • Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota 2006

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    Very smooth interesting wine. There is this smell of strawberry & raspberry on the nose that is pleasing. There are no tannins. Very smooth drinking. For being young it is ready to be drank. Nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde


  • Tikal Malbec Blend Patriota 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by chefvangarde


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