Argentine Wine

Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most of the wine was made for local consumption. But in the past quarter-century, an increasing number of vintners began making very serious releases with the most widely planted red grape, Malbec. These made a big splash on the international scene, winning awards, garnering high ratings and amassing enthusiastic disciples. Torrontes is the star indigenous white grape, now on many restaurant menus for its refreshing, aromatic qualities and affordability. An increasing number of international grapes are grown, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All styles of wine are made from dry whites and reds, rosés, sparkling, late harvest sweet wines and fortified wines.

Argentina boasts an impressive number of wine-makers under the age of thirty-five, and a growing number of women innovating the field. This is a country that has learned that investing quality and Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Argentina View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Torrontes

    Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino...

Subregions of Argentina

  • La Rioja

    La Rioja, not to be confused with the Spanish wine region, is a wine region within the Cuyo in ...

  • Mendoza

    Mendoza is by far the largest and most prolific wine region in all of Argentina. It’s part of t...

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia is a region in the southernmost, lowest and coolest part of Argentina. It is literall...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Layer Cake

      Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult Californ...

  • Loca Linda

    "Loca Linda" translates loosely to 'Crazy Beautiful.' We first heard the phrase while hanging wit...

  • Trivento

      Founded in 1996 by Viña Concha y Toro, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos aims to preserve and sho...

  • Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen began in the 1990s, when Chile’s Carolina Wine Brands decided to expand its v...

  • Michel Torino

    The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vin...

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

    The place where you grow up and live great moments of your life is very important... because of t...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Bodegas Callia Syrah Malbec Bella 2014

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • MJET - Had them both and I agree cabby vs cabby.  Don't understand why so many in Argentina can't get cabby right.  Tapiz offer a couple of good malbecs in their Alta collection. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • Trivento Malbec Reserve Mendoza 2015

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    Wow - this was tremendous for the money spent. A solid body of dark cherry, plum and blackberry with pepper, mocha, chocolate and a little dirt. This are smooth and the acidity is well balanced - really, really good. Drink now - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2016

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    Plenty of torrontes tropical fruit expressions here - floral and citrus with a touch of sweet to viscosity and acisity. Well done - drink now - 90 points - Paul; Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Maipe Bonarda Reserve 2013

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    Well built and a perfect foil to steak. Large darkberry fruit than smooth and easy to drink. A small nuance of chocolate, oak teaming with framing tannins and acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Alma Mora Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Thread bare - don't buy - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Very much interested in hearing about the wines as well, haven't had a ... ... so far, most are from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand or Australia, a couple Spanish and Italian but a definite lack of anything Frenc Read More

    Forum post in the topic 10th Annual 2017 Northwoods...


  • Tilia Malbec 2014

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    Pungent and big upon entry. Violets, blackberry, red plum, earthy tones with vanilla and pepper are complimented with chewy tannins and good acidity drive the aftertaste. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Had these yesterday in a side by side tasting with a couple of friends that ... Cahors - it's home - and Argentina - the largest producer of the grape, plus we had one guy who doesn't know s__t about the grape, so he's input was really valued, but he couldn't understand why.These wines were dramatically different.  The Tilia was more aromatic ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Braxton Hall 'Montage' California Red 2015

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    the struggle is that, while this wine is decent on the palate, not knowing the varieties makes one question the quality. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Love the Alamos Malbec!!!!!! Do you carry this wine????

    Comment by 1045721stevie23 1045721 stevie23


  • Argentina is destined for success in the production of fine wines, because there are all the elements for excellent raw material (grapes). Is otherwise considered as natural elements, the water that comes from the thaw of the Andes, the dry land and with minimal humidity, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and little nesecidade use of pe...

    Comment by 917056Phillipe Nash 917056 Phillipe Nash


  • I would like to suggest this gorgeous wine when you are in Salta - Argentina EL MOLINO DE CACHI BY ALBERTO DURAND - VALLES CALCHAQUÍES 2500 m.a.s.l. - SALTA - ARGENTINA - MALBEC UNOAKED - ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED BY ALBERTO DURAND IN BODEGA EL MOLINO - CACHI - VALLE CALCHAQUÍES - SALTA - ARGENTINA 2009 14,8% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000 BOTTLES...

    Comment by 707240Sommelier Guglielmo 707240 Sommelier Guglielmo


  • Had a great Malbec from Argentina at a wine tasting in Catalina. Bodega Colome Amalaya Malbec, I think it retails around $20

    Comment by 635881Tara Kuzmick 635881 Tara Kuzmick


  • Can someone please tell me whether Maipe Malbec 2008 is matured in a wooden barrel or a plastic barrel.

    Comment by 625512pnb 625512 pnb


  • I am going to Buenos Aires in September and am so looking forward to ejoyling wines perhaps that aren't exported!

    Comment by 537182granvin 537182 granvin


  • I happened across Argentina's Notro--Tinto DeMontana--Sangiovese/Bonarda. OMG, try it with chocolate! Essence of chocolate-covered-cherries, sensual! Don't cry for me Argentina, just make more, please.

    Comment by 479292muscadinewinelover 479292 muscadinewinelover


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  • For all of those interested in Argentine wines and which ones do particularly well in the US, UK and European markets...stay tuned for the forthcoming results of the Wines of Argentina Awards event in Mendoza http://bit.ly/8XKE8x.

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