Algodon Wine Estates Celebrates 3rd Annual Bonarda Week, 2014!

Algodon Wine Estates Celebrates 3rd Annual Bonarda Week, 2014!

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Algodon Wine Estates’ 3rd Annual Bonarda Week, held November 10-16, 2014, honored Argentina’s Bonarda varietal, the country's second most planted and important red grape after Malbec.  Algodon Wine Estates and Algodon Mansion celebrated with food & wine events throughout the week at Algodon’s luxury properties.

“Argentina is primarily known for its Malbec wines, while the Bonarda variety has essentially been the underdog.  What most people don’t know is that, like the Malbec, Argentine winemakers have identified and unlocked Bonarda’s high-end winemaking potential”, says Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group.  “We believe Bonarda to be Malbec’s predecessor in that sense.  Due to Argentina's ideal growing climate, it is perhaps the only country producing high quality Bonarda varietals, and we believe it will reach the success and acclaim that the Argentina Malbec has enjoyed.  In the mouth, Bonarda has red and black fruit, as well as ripe fruits of the forest such as strawberries, blackberries, cassis and cherries.  If oak-aged, it often presents a spiced aftertaste and aromas of vanilla and tobacco.  One of the most remarkable characteristics is expressed in the smoothness of its ripe tannins combined with the fruit.  Bonarda is a satisfying and easy to drink wine that is greatly underappreciated.  We celebrate Bonarda in order to call attention to this terrific varietal, but also to emphasize Argentina's important role as a leader in world wine production and quality."

Click here to read more about Bonarda.

Festivities at this year’s Algodon Bonarda Week included:

Algodon Wine Bar, Buenos Aires

*November 10-15th from 6pm-12am Bonarda Happy Hour featuring Bonarda Cocktails!

*November 13th at 7pm, Bonarda Wine Tasting with our sommelier!

Algodon Wine Estates, Chez Gaston Restaurant, San Rafael

*November 13-16th, Bonarda inspired 5-course dinner at Chez Gaston, Algodon Wine Estates!

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