Joffré e Hijas/Bodega RJ Viñedos, a family-owned winery run by its founder, Raul Joffré, and his four daughters began in 1996 when Raul purchased a traditional cement tank winery in the Perdriel region of Lujan de Cuyo – Argentina’s first appellation to be recognized by the International Organization of Vine and Wine as of 1993 – and a small vineyard in the Los Sauces region of the Uco Valley. This 100% hand-harvested Bonarda comes from the more recently acquired, sustainably farmed vineyards in the nearby and smaller Alto Agrelo sub-region. Deep purple in color with black and violet hues, the bouquet leads with mixed berry and red currant aromas, repeated roundly on the palate, with hints of white chocolate and tobacco on the finish. Serve with fainá (the local garbanzo bean flatbread), chorizo, spinach and blue cheese. Follow it up with some Torta Negra Galesa – Patagonian Black Welsh Cake.