Grapes: 100% Bonarda
Region: Argentina> Mendoza> Estela Armando Vineyard.
Notes: 11 months in French and American Oak. 42 yr old vines.
Bright aromas of red and black raspberries and smoky oak. On the palate the wine exhibits raspberry, dark chocolate, white pepper, with a hint of mint on the finish. Rich and bold wine with a seamless structure that makes this wine a good wine to drink by itself or with foods.
Bonarda varietal thrives in Argentina typically producing tannic, tough wines.
Bonarda has always been in the shadow of the rock star, Malbec. With the hands of a good winemaker, Bonarda blooms to express its rustic beauty and depth of flavors. Estela Armando’s family has been growing Bonarda in Mendoza since 1887, one year after their arrival from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The present vineyard was planted by the grandfather in 1963 (50+ years old vines). The combination of a unique place, old vines, and very little irrigation creates grapes of unusually high quality. It is aged 10 months in French and American oak barrels.