5 Argentine wines to pair with an asado’s wood-fired grilled meats

FROM LEFT: Domaine Bousquet Virgen Vineyards Natural Cabernet Sauvignon 2021; Susana Balbo, Crios Rosé of Malbec 2022; Casa Natal Malbec Reserva 2018; Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2020; Zuccardi Q Cabernet Franc 2021. (Scott Suchman/for The Washington Post)

Argentina is best known for its malbec, but it produces excellent wines from a number of varieties, red and white. Here are just a few examples of wines to enjoy with your next asado. Or cookout.

Domaine Bousquet Virgen Vineyards Natural Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
(2.5 stars)

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, $13

Domaine Bousquet scores with its Virgen line of red wines with no added sulfites. (There is also a malbec and a red blend.) This cabernet sauvignon, from the Tupungato district of the Uco Valley, is plush and jammy, with dark berries and plums with a bit of spice. Fun and quaffable. Certified organic, gluten-free. Alcohol by volume: 14 percent. Bottle weight: 440 grams (Light).

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