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).