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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  • Finca las Moras Mora Negra 2007

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    Inky dark color--very cool. Somewhat astringent nose--certainly some oak, and blueberry hints. Lots of fun on the palate. There is fruit--blueberry--but, thankfully, it does not give it that sweet characteristic. Some earthiness. Some tannin. This wine can sit a few years, although, I don't feel bad about opening it right now. A friend of... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Argento Bonarda 2012

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    I just tried this wine tonight and is now one of my FAVS! Delish and very resonable. Enjoyed it with chicken , but will try it with beef next! Yummy! Reminds me a California wine called Bear flag...soooo good Read More

    Wine review by stephaniedawne


  • Alamos Red Blend 2012

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    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Today we are faced with an ever expanding selection of wine we might know ... ... ... 13.5% $12 Malbec, Bonarda, Tempranillo Low herbal and a bit spicy on the nose with note of blueberries and raspberries competing for one’s attention with some vanilla and wood toast notes.  rather light and bright on entry, then this takes on a bit of weight... Read More

    From the article Value Red Blends


  • 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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    No written review

    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


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