RKS Wine: Argentinian Malbec is King! Bonarda not Trailing by Much

In terms of red wine grape acreage in Argentina Malbec leads the way at 39%, Bonarda at 16% and Cabernet Sauvignon at 12%. 80% of Argentinian Bonarda is produced in Mendoza.

Why not try some Bonarda La Posta Estela Armando?

On the nose full of black fruit particularly blackberry. There are additional notes of milk chocolate, dried fig and blueberry. On the palate it rolls like a bolt of velvet. In the depths of the wine imagine a statute to the mighty blueberry ringed by a mighty chocolate raspberry torte. The finish is medium length with some smoulder. A friendly quaffer and good with food. Match with Rigatoni Al Forno with Cauliflower and Broccoli Rabe (New York Times).

Consume by end of 2022.

(La Posta Estela Armando 2020 Bonarda, La Posta del Viñatera, Visa Flores Tunyán, Mendoza, Argentina, $15.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 261586, 750 mL, 13.5%, RKS Wine Rating 91/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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