One of the treasures of the trip to Mendoza, Bonarda is originally from Italy. Black purple color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, black plum, blackberry, marionberry, clove, anise, mint, herbs, very perfumey and floral, not earthy, and very little oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, black fruit, blue fruit, spices, and nice length to the finish. This wine is a very balanced pretty wine with a true medium- body, perhaps a bit more than a rich Pinot Noir, but no-where near a full bodied Merlot. Enjoy with pork, chicken, or any of the wild birds, or pasta.