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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  • Sangue di Guida "Paradiso" Bruno Verdi 2009

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Alamos Red Blend 2012

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    Malbec, Bonarda, TempranilloLow herbal and a bit spicy on the nose with note of blueberries and raspberries competing for ones attention with some vanilla and wood toast notes. rather light and bright on entry, then this takes on a bit of weight on the mid-palate where it shows off chunky, plump but not heavy blueberry and blackberry flavors fr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alamos Red Blend 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • La Posta Cocina Tinto 2011

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    Wine review by NiagaraWiner


  • Piazzolla Bonarda 2011

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    This might be named after Astor Piazzolla, the great Argentine musician. It is my first Bonarda, and is well worth the bargain price. Smooth and mellow, with woody tannins and a dash of sugary sweetness, and a warm finish. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • La Posta Cocina Tinto 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Lusenti la Picciona Bonarda 2003

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    Enjoyed this raisinated, Amaroni-like deep stone-fruit red at Lupa. Great age on this 10-year-old. Good tannins, complex and structured. Read More

    Wine review by Cab Lovers


  • Hacienda San Martin Malbec Bonarda 2011

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    Blueberry here, some raspberry and light smoky hints.Silky at beginning, then tannins come and bright aftertaste at the end. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • La Posta Cocina Tinto 2010

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    Juicy, hot, nice fruity finish. [From "Red Blends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 21 July 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • La Posta Malbec Cocina 2008

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    The strong aroma of plum enhances the dark nose, though the flavor is more about crisp red cherry and a touch of tannin, all rendered a little hotter by the alcohol. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=495) Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


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