Oh Grape Wine Blog — Argentina
Argentina Bonarda Grape Varieties Red Wine
No relation to the Bonarda grape varieties of Italy, the Bonarda of Argentina is the same as Douce Noir, a grape that hails from the Savoie region of France. It also appears to be the same as France’s Corbeau and California’s Charbono. Confused yet?Bonarda is the second most planted black grape variety in Argentina, taking up around 8% of the total planted area. It is grown throughout Argentina but is concentrated in San Juan, La Rioja and the warmer parts of Mendoza. As a late-ripening variety, it is one of the last varieties to be harvested in the country.Wines made...
More, more, MALBEC!
Argentina Grape Varieties Malbec Red Wine
Flavourful, rich and dark, no wonder Malbec is a popular go-to on menus for many a wine drinker.Native to Bordeaux and at home in Cahors, France, Malbec was first propagated in Argentina in the mid-1800s. It can produce dark purple wines with flavours of dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry, plum), spices (clove, pepper, liquorice) and chocolate, and sometimes with a twists of violet.In Argentina, plantings of Malbec take up over 12% of the total vineyard area. It is grown throughout the wine regions, but the most popular spot is Mendoza, with some top quality wines coming from vineyards located at...
Tempted by Torrontés?
Argentina Grape Varieties Torrontés White Wine
Torrontés is a white grape variety which produces a full bodied and aromatically heady white wine. A real treat if you’ve not tried it before and you’re bored of simple white wines!It is Argentina’s signature white grape and although there are four types of the grape found in Argentina, only one (Torrontés Riojano) is used for good quality wines.Plantings take up around 4% of the total planted area in Argentina and it is widely grown across the country, particularly in the Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja and Salta regions.Typically makes dry (non-sweet) wines which are usually unoaked. You might find...