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Inkarri

Inkarri
2018 Estate Bottled, Bonarda, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Biodynamic, Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99

Inkarri
2018 Estate Bottled, Bonarda, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Bonarda

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blueberry, pickled garlic, tomato, black tea, and allspice with a slightly chewy, racy, dryish medium body and a silky, medium-length finish with crunchy tannins. A high-acid Bonarda with lots of character on the nose; a nice choice for pairing with rich foods.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe blueberry, pickled garlic, tomato, black tea, and allspice
Taste Flavor: ripe blueberry, pickled garlic, tomato, black tea, and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high-acid Bonarda with lots of character on the nose; a nice choice for pairing with rich foods.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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Bonarda

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Bonarda is an Italian red grape whose ancestral home is in the northern Italian provinces of Lombardy and Piedmont. While it does little in its native Italy nowadays, it can be quite something in Argentina, where Italian immigrants brought the vine in the 1800s. The region of Mendoza has large blocks of old vine vineyards that produce deeply hued, intensely fruited wines with attractive acidity and soft tannins. They make for beautiful early drinking reds and are tremendous values. In California, this same strain of Bonarda is known as Charbono and can produce similarly dramatic, if under-appreciated, wines.