Arido Bonarda, Mendoza

Arido Bonarda, Mendoza

The grape variety called Bonarda in Argentina is closely related to the Douce Noir variety from the Savoie region of France; the translation of which ‘sweet black’ is thought to be a reference to the grapes’ inky-black juice. The grape grows well in Argentina and is the second most widely planted red variety after Malbec. Made from hand-harvested grapes that are sourced from vineyards which experience mild daytime temperatures and cold nights in the summer. Robust and full-bodied it shows strawberry and dark fruit flavours with hints of smoke and mint.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Mendoza
  • Vintage: 2015/2016
  • Producer: Arido
  • Primary grape: Bonarda
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £7.26
  • Code: 33824
  • Expression: Chilli