Bonarda is a red grape variety from Argentina.
Bonarda wines are at first very fruity on the nose, with notes of black cherry compote, fresh blueberry, and plum. Then, they become more complex, giving aromas of violets, 5-spice, and peonies. Finally, depending on whether or not the wine was oaked (though most aren’t), they may have slight smoky notes of cigar box, sweet figs, and chocolate. On the palate, Bonarda has an initial burst of fruitiness, a medium-body, juicy acidity, and a smooth, low-tannin finish. It tastes like an exotic Merlot and it’s just as easy to drink.
Be carful : Bonarda from Argentina is not the same wine as Italian Bonarda from region of Pietmont. Argentina’s Bonarda is actually a grape called Douce Noir.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021