Chinchero, Bonarda

Chinchero, Bonarda - 2023

Item # 49858 750mL

The Bonarda grape makes for wines that drink well in their youth. While the grape is also seen planted in northern Italy, this version is different altogether as it comes from the warm, sunny climate found in Mendoza.

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Argentina

Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is another approachable yet little-known variety that thrives here. If you prefer your red wines spicy,...

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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...

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