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Bonarda, the second Argentinian variety, with focus on diversification

Published Jan 8, 2023

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Of the 211,099 hectares cultivated throughout the country, the 22 main varieties represent 90.4% of the total. In red grapes, Malbec (22%) stands out, with 46,366 hectares, followed by Bonarda (8.4%), with 17,712 hectares and Cabernet Sauvignon (6.5%), with 13,801 hectares. Among the most cultivated, there are Cherry grapes with 25,451 hectares, but they are used for generic wines and must.

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These are data from the Argentine Wine Observatory that belongs to Coviar. More than three quarters of the wine consumed in Argentina is red, so although whites are on the rise, the strong commitment is to reds and hence the importance given to diversification. Within the undisputed leadership of Malbec, Bonarda is the second red variety grown in Mendoza and which part of the sector intends to position, although it has had a different behavior in the last ten years in terms of area and sales in the domestic market. and external. According to a report carried out by the Vitivinícola Observatory, Mendoza concentrates 83.7% of the total hectares cultivated with Bonarda; It is followed by San Juan with 12% and La Rioja with 3.3% of the Argentine wine area. It is a variety from which high-quality wines are obtained, due to the care given to the grape, but which, in general terms and for the moment, is halfway with the quality of Malbec. It is a variety with potential and in some ...
Source: Mdzol
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