About White Wines from Argentina

About White 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

White Wines

Ed Edmundo 2022  Chardonnay
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Juicy tropical fruits and light oak influence make for an approachable and global standard good everyday Chardonnay.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Pampa 2021 Estate Chardonnay
88 points
$9
Best Buy
A lush and savory Chardonnay; a California Chardonnay drinkers Chardonnay.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'
88 points $9 Best Buy
Trapiche 2022 Oak Cask Selected Vineyards Chardonnay
86 points
$9
Best Buy
A leaner style of Chardonnay that offers zippy acidity and some savory notes caressed with waves of vanilla and baking spice.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Ed Edmundo 2021 Double Oaked Chardonnay
86 points
$10
Best Buy
A soft, creamy, wood-accented Chardonnay for carefree sipping.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Pampa 2022 Estate Chardonnay
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Crisp but with a touch of sweetness and some herbal notes that would make this a charming pairing with ceviche.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Pampa 2023 Estate Chardonnay
85 points
$10
An interesting and refreshing Chardonnay that displays fruit balanced with a touch of green herbs and some plush oaky tones.
Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.47 Pinot Grigio
84 points
$12
This wine has nice acidity and a green herbal tone that will pair with the salad course.