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Argento Bonarda 2011 Wine Review

Argento Bonarda 2011

Argento Bonarda 2011

Argentina, Argentina

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $9.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Wine Type: Red Wine


Product: 292458

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rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

According to Argento themselves Bonarda is the "second most important grape variety in Argentina" behind of course Malbec. This Bonarda is a pretty full bodied version with oak, plum, and pepper coming through. Let it decant a bit and you should be fine, otherwise the tannins are a bit tough. Certainly tastes higher priced than $9.95.
rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The Argento Bonarda is another inexpensive wine offered by Argentinian wine makers Argento. The grape Bonarda has Italian roots, but not very explicit or clear which particular variety.

The roots of the Argentinian Bonarda grape may be the Bonarda Piemontese or Bonarda Novarese, (no one's quite sure) and until the Malbec has blossomed in popularity, the Bonarda grape was the most widely grown wine grape in Argentina. The reason for this was it's ease in cultivation and it's relatively quick production to make a half decent wine. In fact, it had become the grape-of-choice for making table wine. So basically, it's been overlooked.

If it weren't for my experience tasting Malbec wines, I might have passed this up too. This was a great personal discovery and a very pleasant surprise. I need to get more.

Visit our gastronomic grotto, The Grape Gourmet (http://grapegourmet.wordpress.com) for recipes and stories of our culinary adventures.

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