Passionate Wine “Via Revolucionaria” Bonarda Pura
When we think Argentinian wine, we tend to think of the rich, soft Malbec that’s made them internationally famous. However, there are tons of other varieties grown in Argentina that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, that are just as interesting and delicious. The main red this month is Bonarda, from Mendoza. Think of Bonarda like a slightly lighter, more delicate cousin of Malbec, but still with some darker, plush fruit flavors. This one, from Passionate Wine, goes through a full carbonic maceration, which really brings out the fresh, ripe fruit flavors, and further softens the wine. It’s perfect after a few minutes in the fridge, and a great pick as we welcome in the final few weeks of summer.