- NEW YORK WORLD WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION: 2014 Bonarda / Gold Medal
Robert Parker: 90 points (2008)
Like the Malbec, Bonarda also has its roots in France, and was “perfected” by Argentine winemakers in Mendoza’s ideal growing conditions. In San Rafael’s Cuadro Benegas district, where Algodon Wine Estates is located, Bonarda has particularly flourished due to ideal soil structure, climate and altitude. Traditionally known as a blending varietal, its popularity is growing as single varietal, high-quality wine.
Deep red colored, with purple nuances. Typical ripe red and black fruit aromas with soft floral notes. Soft in the mouth, but also silky with a lot of structure and complexity, and soft, round tannins. The finish is elegant and persistent.