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

  • Syrah

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

  • Torrontes

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

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

  • Loca Linda

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

  • Gouguenheim Winery

    Seventy kilometers away from the city of Mendoza, at the Andes foothills, lays one of the best ke...

  • Trivento

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

  • San Huberto

    Devoted to maintain its leadership in the category of the great wines and thus keep an internatio...

  • Bodega Familia Schroeder

    One of the winery's main distinctive feature is its location on the hillside of a plateau, allowi...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • At last count we were tracking over 650 types of grapes, along with with ... ... to try a good malbec from Argentina. A common choice as malbec is a lesser known French varietal that really came into its own under the sunny Argentine skies, where the grapes get much riper and the resultant wine fruitier. The wine list was useless (House A, B, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Restaurant Wine Lists

  • Jelu Malbec Valle de Zonda 2005


    Very rich and fruity (red berries and cherries). Soft well integrated tannins. A slightly alcoholic nose and a slightly tart finish - both of which dissipated. Give it another year in the bottle or decant before serving. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Don Liborio Malbec 2004


    A nice argentine malbec - fruity, supple tannins, very dark red wine. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Parrillada Malbec Famatina Valley Mendoza 2005


    Fruity bouquet - but rather a bitter taste Read More

    Wine review by Ann James

  • Vin Mousseaux Blanc de Blanc Méthode Traditionelle Maison Bichot NV


    Light gold in color. The nose has a bit of earthiness to it with hints of peach. Strong acidity with a medium sweetness overall. Nice light citrus wtih some flesh fruit, peach and nectarine. Light and fresh in the mouth. 3.5/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz

  • Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Inbev Variety NV


    Nice golden color. The nose shows caramel, and spice with a wierd BBQ aroma, maybe cumin? Unctous in the mouth with medium high acidity. The palate reveals flavors of caramel, minerals, earth, maybe chocolate, and buttered toast? Weird strange wine, not sure what to think. 2.5/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz

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