Argentina has always been a country that brings surprises and novelties; a nation that everyone wants to visit and get to know, because in some way it has many similarities with European countries.
In Argentina, a wine industry has been established that aims to improve every day, to perfect itself to offer products of unbeatable quality that compete freely with wines from other regions of the world. Join us now in a tasting of the best Argentine wines.
1. Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal Malbec, 2015
We started our tasting of Argentine wines with this grape product that was only released on the market in 2019, with a cost of approximately USD 200.
This wonderful wine is classified as a “soil wine” due to its special characteristics with manifestations of chalk, wet stones and lime, which provide the perfect complement to the flavor of the grapes and the somewhat sober and moderate aroma.
It was placed in epoxy-free concrete tanks while the fermentation process took place and then transferred to used 500-litre barrels to complete its maturation.
Zuccardi can be classified as a different wine due to its slightly saline flavor, which has allowed its creator Sebastián Zuccardi to occupy a prominent place among the manufacturers of grape nectars.
2. Chacra Chardonnay by Jean Marc Roulot & Piero Incisa, 2017
This exquisite Argentine wine has emerged from the joint work of Jean Marc Rulot, the world’s leading French manufacturer of Chardonnay wines, and the Italian Piero Incisa, a member of the Sassicaia family, an important Italian factory.
Hand in hand with these important personalities, this white wine has been produced in the region of Argentine Patagonia, in Alto Valle de Río Negro.
Until the appearance of this magnificent wine, it had never been thought that Chardonnay with such high quality could be produced in Argentina; It is a broth that is elegant, complex and with its own somewhat rigorous characteristics.
Its cost is approximately USD 143.
3. Red from São Paulo, 2017
One of the best Argentine wines is this red San Pablo, which shows a particular phrase on its label, “cru wine”, which speaks of its origin.
This unique wine comes from one of the most important wine estates in the Province of Mendoza, in Argentina, located in the town of San Pablo, Tunuyán, at an altitude of 1,470 meters above sea level.
The altitude has a decisive influence on the grapes grown there, obtaining a red wine with a unique texture that pleasantly surprises the palate.
São Paulo red wine (in its two varieties, Cabernet franc and Malbec) tastes of minerals and fruits. It is enjoyed in a very pleasant way, despite certain complexities that it offers.
The price for this Argentine delicacy is around USD 20, approximately.
4. Cheval des Andes, 2015
This incomparable Argentine wine is the result of the perfect fusion between Luján de Cuyo and Vale de Uco. In this way, a fruity, textured, round and complex final product is offered that, at the same time, preserves its degree of tension.
On the palate it offers tastes and aromas of red fruits and spices. It is expected that as it ages, its characteristics will strengthen and refine even more, raising its condition and quality as a good Argentine wine.
Its market value is approximately USD 61.
5. MicheliniWines Cabernet Franc Manolo, 2017
The São Paulo Cabernet Francs are a pleasant surprise for the palate, since at times they transport the consumer to the French Loire.
The product from the factory and cellars of Matías Michelini, for its part, causes great fascination thanks to its aromas of fruit with vegetable touches. It is a clear, direct and clean wine that fills the palate with all its charm and seduction.
This is a drink of great balance, whose benefits will be accentuated with the years of aging.
The Cabernet Franc Manolo de Michelini, one of the Argentine wines, has an estimated price of USD 37.
6. Altar Uco Red Middle Ages, 2016
This is an exquisite Argentine wine, very young, but loaded with elegant and sophisticated aromas that evoke on the palate the taste of currants, black fruits and pink pepper, notes of floral aromas and a touch of minerals.
Very refreshing and with a perfect degree of acidity. Its tannins are very delicate and fine.
Wood and fruit make a perfect pairing to result in this flawless wine. It has a smoky touch. It is soft and, at the same time, complex.
The Altar Uco is on the market at a cost of USD 34, approximately.
7. L’Amitie, 2017
The wine specialist, Francisco “Paco” Puga, shows extensive knowledge of the land of Cafayate (high quality wine production area) with the elaboration of this broth that results from the mixture of three varieties that make an unparalleled union.
Composed of 60% Malbec, 20% Merlot and 20% of a limited batch of Cabernet Franc, this wonderful wine has emerged with a wide and warm aroma, a soft and delicate palate, but full of depth.
Of an exquisite and sophisticated elegance, its spice fragrances make it truly unique, inimitable. Its market value can be around USD 16.
8. Rock Water Montague, 2019
Among the Argentinian wines we have this Sauvignon Blanc, a flawless white wine, perfect where it can be seen, with just the right limits of acidity to please the palate, with a lot of “edge and tension”.
When eaten fresh, the sensation on the palate is like “sucking on a rock”. Its aromas and flavors of fresh apple, grapefruit and lime transport the consumer to the fresh mountains of the Uco Valley.
The Montague Agua de Roca can be savored today at an approximate cost of USD 19; although the recommendation of the experts is to let it age because in this way it will be nourished in aromas and flavors.
9. Uraqui Miner Cut A, 2016
Following our tasting of Argentine wines, we have this wonderful product made with organic grapes planted and harvested in the town of Jujuy, at more than 3000 meters above sea level.
With these particular qualities, this selection of Malbec, Syrah and Merlot is presented, of unbeatable quality, with very good character and definition.
Uraqui Minero is strong and delicate at the same time, with characteristic flavors and aromas given by the conditions of the producing grapes.
This type of grape broth is the best example of a wine made in warm climates. Its approximate cost is USD 27.
10. Perchel Runa Syrah Malbec, 2014
Coming from the Quebrada de Humahuaca, comes this surprising Argentine wine that, when served and letting out its aromas, recalls the smells of the hills adjacent to the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
It is put to mature in oak barrels, so it has a certain smoky touch. When savored, it fills the palate with somewhat fatty, gluttonous, strong and round tastes.
If you wish to purchase a Perchel Runa Syrah Malbec, you will have to pay approximately USD 24. It is one of the good and cheap Malbec wines 2019.
11. Fly from the Road, 2014
A red wine that speaks proudly of the quality of Argentine grape wines. Volare del Camino comes from the hand of the Bonomi – Del Popolo duo, who with Gualtallary grapes have given life to this masterpiece of Argentine winemaking.
It is a Malbec made with grapes grown in calcareous soils, which are selected in very small batches and specially chosen.
A very fresh red wine, with aromas and flavors of fruit, appreciated by consumers, although it presents certain complexities in its characteristics.
A bottle of Volare del Camino has an approximate value of USD 100, fully justified, given the quality and excellence of this magical drink.
12. Scala Dei Cartoixa, 2016
This delicious red wine is made from Garnacha and Cariñena grapes, from old vineyards and late harvests.
Its aromas and flavors fill our palate with ripe red and black fruits, certain floral aromatic touches, spices and minerals.
When savoring it, it leaves a certain greasy touch in the mouth. It has very good volume and the appropriate maturity.
Its market price is in the order of USD 77.
13. Thrush Eggo Franco, 2016
An exquisite Cabernet Franc, single invoice. It is one of the Argentine wines with clear and direct flavors and aromas, fresh, with earthy touches.
Hints of herbs and spices give a very juicy product, with the appropriate tone of acidity that caresses the palate when touched. It is definitely a wine that is drunk and enjoyed with great ease and pleasure.
The estimated price for the Zorzal Eggo Franco is around USD 22, approximately.
14. Altos Las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec, 2016
This wonderful Argentine wine joins our tasting. A Malbec full of elegance and smoothness, proudly made in Argentina.
Produced from grapes grown and harvested in calcareous and rocky soils that give it its particular characteristics that recall the fragrances of wet stones, with sensual and attractive mineral touches.
It is a drink full of elegance, soft and without astringent features. It has a unique texture that you will fully enjoy taking it.
You can choose whether to drink it right away after buying it or follow the experts’ suggestions and let it mature a little longer.
Its cost per bottle is estimated at USD 35.
15. Alto Los Cuises Malbec Farm Plot Laborum, 2017
The grapes that give rise to this fabulous Argentine wine are found in the Sierra de Quilmes, planted in gobelets, in a system of terraces. This form of cultivation is practically unique in the Argentine Republic.
The red wine resulting from this cultivation method has aromas and flavors that fill the palate of blackberries and plums, as well as notes of leather, cedar wood, shades of roses and mustard seeds.
Its tannins are safe and firm. Its touch of acidity is very refreshing. Flows easily on the palate, with refreshing hints of thyme and ash.
It is, definitely, a wine with the mark of the land where the grapes are born and the final product flourishes.
Its cost per bottle is about USD 22, on average. Another of the good and cheap Malbec wines 2019.
16. Malbec Finca La Anita, 2011
In the Argentine wine tasting you cannot miss this extraordinary red wine. It is made from grapes from the oldest vineyards in Alto Agrelo, which gives it unique, inimitable characteristics and personality.
To further enrich it, it is left to mature or age for 12 months in French oak barrels.
It is a very affordable price wine, with great flavor and great qualities that caress and honor the consumer’s palate. Its cost is only USD 11 per bottle. It is also among the selection of good and cheap Malbec wines 2019.
17. Alfredo Roca Bonarda Personal Dedication, 2010
Another Argentine wine of high stature and excellence is this Bonarda, made by Alfredo Roca.
It is an exquisite grape broth that offers great smoothness, but with great stability. Very fresh in terms of aromas, as they are full of sweetness. It has an extensive flavor, very pleasant to the palate.
Once made, it is placed in French oak barrels and left to mature and age there for 18 months.
Its price is quite cheap, since it is approximately USD 12 per bottle.
18. Cheval des Andes, 2008
This incomparable Argentine wine is made with grapes of the Malbec, Petit Verdor and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, for which a very exclusive final product of extraordinary quality is obtained, with unique characteristics.
Some rather profound procedures are followed for its manufacture, but they give a drink full of smoky flavors and aromas of spices that leave unforgettable flavors and caress the consumer’s palate.
Its market price is around USD 168.
19. Carmel Patti Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007
An Argentine wine that is among the classics. It is a wine that is left to mature and age for a period of 5 years.
This condition gives it qualities and characteristics that make the moment in which a glass of this Cabernet Sauvignon from the Carmelo Patti factory is unique. Its aromas and flavor are considered a delicacy.
Its cost in the market is around USD 42 USD.
20. Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin, 2008
To close our tasting of Argentine wines we have this wonderful and classic grape nectar that does not go out of style or lose its place due to the appearance of new versions of red wines.
Made with grapes of the Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, which is why a product is obtained that continues to reign in classic and traditional tastes.
The value per bottle of the Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin is approximately USD 42.
What wine do you recommend?
There are many Argentine wines and we can recommend, among others:
- Rock Water Montague, 2019
- Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal Malbec, 2015
- Red from São Paulo, 2017
- MicheliniWines Cabernet Franc Manolo, 2017
- Carmelo Patti Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007
Where is the vine grown in Argentina?
The largest traditional grape crops in Argentina are located in the provinces of Salta, Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan, Córdoba and Catamarca. However, in recent decades, other geographical areas (such as Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Río Negro, Buenos Aires, Neuquén and Chubut) have joined the cultivation of vines to produce wines.
Best Argentine wines, 2019
The list of the best Argentine wines for 2019 is very extensive, among them we can mention:
- Cheval des Andes, 2015
- Zuccardi Piedra Infinita Malbec, 2015
- Per Se Uní del Bonnesant, 2016
- Altar Uco Middle Ages Red, 2016
- Chacra Chardonnay by Jean Marc Roulot & Piero Incisa, 2017
- Most Awarded Argentine Wines
Among the most awarded Argentine wines in 2019 are:
- Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Coletto Malbec, 2015
- Cruzat Cuvée Extra Brut
- Doña Paula Selection of Bodega Malbec, 2016
- J. Fabre Reserve Malbec Cabernet Franc, 2017
Best Argentine wines in the world
Four of the best Argentine wines are among the best in the world and are:
- Cheval des Andes, 2016. Position number 10
- El Enemigo Chardonnay, 2017. Place number 21
- Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec, 2017. Rank 37
- Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc, 2014. Position 72
Recommended Argentine white wines
From the extensive list of Argentine white wines we can recommend:
- Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
- Estancia Uspallata Malbec 2017
- Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay Pinot, 2014
- Michel Torino Torrontés Chardonnay Collection, 2017
- Santa Ana Character Chenin Chardonnay, 2013
Wines for women Argentina
Depending on the occasion, women choose the wine of their choice; we can mention, among others:
- Muscat of Alexandria Poplars
- Salentein Brut Nature
- The partridges
- Pinot Noir, Terraces the Andes
- Merlot, Terraces the Andes
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