This is a great Malbec with plenty of easy going ripe fruit and just enough depth and richness to make it interesting but not heavy. It has aromas of ripe black and red fruits such as blackberries, plums and cherries mingling with a delicate chocolate and vanilla note from 8 months ageing in oak. On the palate it is velvety and elegant as well with more of the same fruit leading to a moreish finish with gentle tannins.
Try this with a chilli con carne.
"Sottano make really tasty wine. This Malbec is a great introduction to their style. All the flavours you want, a little oak influence for depth and an easy drinking nature. Try it with grilled aubergine or a meaty chilli."
This family estate in the Pedriel district of Mendoza is run and owned by the Sottano brothers Diego, Pablo and Mauricio. It sits at 1000m altitude in the foothills of the Andes so benefiting from the warm days and cold nights typical of the region which make for well balanced and perfectly ripe grapes. The wines from this estate are rich and smooth yet maintain an elegance and balance uncommon in new world wines.