About Sparkling Wines from Argentina

About Sparkling Wines from Argentina
Argentina is the fifth largest wine producing country in the world and much of that has to do with one wine, Malbec, which has become synonymous for Argentinean wine. By far, the most widely planted variety -red or white - in the country (almost twice as much planted as the next red variety, Bonarda), Malbec with its deep color, ripe berry fruit and light, peppery spice, has become wildly popular with consumers, looking for a flavorful red at the right price. There are dozens of very fine examples of Malbec from the Mendoza region available on USA retail shelves for $12-$16. Some of these same producers are also crafting $25 and version of Malbec, to show the aging ability and potential of the variety; these are not yet sales successes for the most part. There are other notable reds produced in the country, namely Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. As for white wine, the signature variety is Torrontes, a medium-bodied white with light pear and tropical fruit flavors that is a pleasant sipper or partner with lighter seafood.

Top Picks for Argentina

Sparkling Wines

Refucilo NV Rose Malbec
86 points
A fascinating use of Malbec with joyful bubbles.
Three Hearts 2021 Fizzy Rosé Mendoza
85 points
Light and crisp, zesty and highly floral, showing light red fruits and a tickle of sparkling.
Don Rodolfo NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Luján De Cuyo
84 points
A dry, earthy sparkler.
Don Rodolfo NV Extra Brut Sparkling Wine Mendoza
84 points
A funky, earthy bubbly for cheeses and gamey appetizers.