INSIDER DEAL! Durigutti Bonarda – Broaden Your Horizons


Experience another side of Argentina with the 92-point Durigutti Bonarda, a great wine for pizza night!

INSIDER DEAL! Durigutti Bonarda - Broaden Your Horizons

While our Insider Deals are known for offering incredible discounts on fantastic wines, one of other goals is to give you very low risk ways to try some varieties and regions you may not be familiar with. Today we have exactly that.

Twenty years ago Bonarda was the most planted grape in Argentina. It has since slipped into the #2 position after the incredible rise of the French grape, Malbec. Bonarda, as it turns out, was also a transplant from France coming from the Savoie region bordering Switzerland.

Argentina remains the biggest producer of Bonarda in the world. It is little known elsewhere these days although there are a few plantings in California (mostly in Napa Valley) where it is called Charbono.

Why it has a different name, we’re not sure, and to make matters even more confusing there are actually three different grapes in Northern Italy that all go by the Bonarda name, but they are all distinct from each other and from Bonarda in Argentina. (Although, if you were drinking Bonarda blind you might guess it to be an Italian grape like Barbera so that could help explain the naming confusion.)

We’re also beginning to see many more of the Argentinean examples exported to the U.S. and that’s a very good thing because as Argentina’s second most planted variety making up 10% of all the grapes grown, there are lots of old vines and plenty of examples of delicious wines.

If you’ve followed Reverse Wine Snob for any length of time, then you’ve probably seen our Ten Tenets of Reverse Wine Snobbery. Tenet #3 is “Experiment With New Wines”. Well, today we’ve got a really easy (and delicious) way to do that with a 37% discount on a wine that goes great with pizza night! It also gets 92-points from James Suckling.

For the next day, you can get 6 bottles of the 2019 Durigutti Bonarda for $71.99, or just $12 a bottle!

Shipping is only $6.99 bringing your total savings to 37%. Buy multiples (which we highly advise you do) and you save even more since you’ll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 6-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.

This 6-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery and are not representative of all our deals. Every deal can have different, sometimes more, sometimes less, states available.)

This limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 12/2/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.

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The 2019 Durigutti Bonarda comes from Mendoza vineyards, specifically Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (65%) and Rivadavia (35%). The wine is fermented using native yeast and aged in stave-studded cement tanks (first use American oak) for 10 months. It is unfined and unfiltered (vegan friendly) and has just 2.5 g/L of residual sugar.

2019 Durigutti Bonarda

From the winery:

Brothers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti are two of Argentina’s most sought after consulting enologists.

Hector first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas, the forward thinking project that placed Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties.

Pablo comes with his own star studded resume which includes a stint at Catena and connections with more old-vine landowners than anyone else in the region.

Hector and Pablo Durigutti have long been passionate about the potential of Bonarda in Argentina and consistently craft some of the best examples produced in Mendoza.

This wine stands out amongst its peers due to the use of low yielding, late-picked fruit.

We’ve found this a surprisingly perfect pairing with Italian-American cuisine – Think lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, manicotti…

Perfumed aromas of violets, blackberries, blackcurrants and wild herbs. It’s medium- o full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Concentrated and chewy with a savory, saline finish. Drink or hold. – James Suckling, 92 Points

13.9% Alcohol

2019 Durigutti Bonarda Back Label

The 2019 Durigutti Bonarda opens with a pleasing, inviting aroma of dark fruit, lots of herbal and floral notes and a touch of spice.

Taking a sip reveals a juicy, tasty wine with some nice dusty/chalkiness to it. With good structure and a smooth and chewy texture that lasts all the way through the finish this is a crowd pleaser and a super easy way to try a new grape.

It ends quite long, dry and savory with a nice burst of spiciness. And just like the winery says, it goes great with Italian dishes. We found it to be just about perfect with a pizza. Stock up!


Taste: 8 (89-90 points)    Cost: 7




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Get the 2019 Durigutti Bonarda while you can! It ends Friday 12/2 at noon Pacific.

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