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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  • Argento Bonarda 2012


    A 2012 Bonarda from Mendoza, Argentina. Ruby color with mid-rim variation. Dark fruits hints of raspberry and cherry with a hint of lavender. It has mid-finish on the palette and balanced acidity. This wine will mature over time (peak time 2018-2020). Best served chilled to 60 degrees, and served with a pasta dish. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Bodegas Nieto Bonarda 2007


    GREAT wine for the price point Read More

    Wine review by SADRAGO

  • Alamos Red Blend 2011


    Great wine, spicy, jammy thoroughly enjoyed it. Goes well with brie cheese. Read More

    Wine review by laughingbuddha

  • Bonarda Bodegas Huarpe 2010


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    Wine review by annecara

  • Alamos Red Blend 2010


    Lots of tannins in this wine. Decant for thirty to forty-five minutes. Otherwise nice blend of spices with a relatively smooth finish. Not bad in a pinch Read More

    Wine review by Nerdmom920

  • Lamadrid Single Vineyard Bonarda 2010


    nice nose of red fruit.... notes of pepper decent finish.... Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Kaiken Corte Malbec-Bonarda-Petit Verdot Mendoza 2009


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    Wine review by dlellis

  • Mairena Bonarda 2009


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    Wine review by prjorgensen

  • Tilia Bonarda 2011


    Nice dark color i the glass. Woody nose with some volatiles. Very fruity--cherries, strawberries--on the tip of the tongue. Not a very full-bodied wine. Probably best characterized as a "pop-n-pour" with no aging potential. A reasonably quaff, but nothing to brag about. US$8.99 at Wine Club. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Durigutti Bonarda 2009


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    Wine review by dlellis

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