Like every other New World wine region, Argentina relies principally on European grape varieties: the classic “fighting”
varietals (Cabernet, Chardonnay, et al.) become the iconic grapes of these nascent regions. In Argentina, however, two otherwise
rather obscure “understudy” grapes have claimed the marquee: Malbec and Bonarda. Separately, the contrast is instructive: both
make very fruity wines in Argentina, with Malbec inclining to the heavy and dark – Bonarda to the light and crisp. Melded
perfectly here, they make an undeniably tasty wine. Food match: barbecue – burgers & sausages, of course, but marinated
swordfish steaks, too.