It is the second most cultivated red variety in Argentina and one of the most traditional ones. It is characterized by its depth of color. Due to its density, vigor and low cost, it has always been within the group of the most economical wines, though it is also vinified as a varietal.
Bonarda produces frank and honest wines, with good body and color, fruity raspberry aroma and subtle aniseed flavor. When it is used in blends, it adds chromatic intensity and fruit notes. Its sound structure provides good oak-aging potential.