The Astor Wines & Spirits Glossary

Bonarda

In Italy, there are three grape varieties that go by the name Bonarda: one is actually the Croatina grape, one is actually Uva Rara, and one is Bonarda Piemontese. The last produces aromatic, quite drinkable red wines, but it is not widely grown because of its low yields. Bonarda is also the name of Argentina's second most widely planted red wine grape - but here, too, it could be a misnomer: some experts believe that Argentinian Bonarda, which is often blended with the country's beloved Malbec, is actually the Charbono variety.
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