Bonarda is the second most planted grape variety in Argentina (after Malbec), and is thought to be the same grape as the Italian Charbono. The grape originally hails from Piedmont, and was brought to Argentina by immigrants. These grapes are grown on the Tupungato mountainside—one of the highest elevations in the Andes—where the days are warm and the nights cool. This Bonarda is unoaked, vibrant and full of fresh red fruits
Tercos is owned by brothers Pedro and Patricio Santos (the adult sons of pioneering Argentine winemaker Ricardo Santos). Patricio is the winemaker while Pedro heads up the winery’s marketing and sales efforts. The name of the wine, which means “stubborn” in Spanish, underscores the tenacious, burro-like commitment to quality that the Santos brothers possess.