Sottano Malbec 2019
89 points (JamesSuckling.com)
88 points (WineAlign, October 2020)
This fine restaurant-quality imported wine is not available at LCBO stores.
Rolando has deep roots in his Argentine homeland and is proud to represent Bodega Sottano in Ontario.
Sottano Malbec is our agency's flagship wine, with consistently well-received vintages enjoyed at many Toronto fine restaurants over the past 15 years.
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec.
Origin: 50% Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, 50% Vista Flores, Valle de Uco (both Mendoza, Argentina).
Aging: 8 months in oak barrels (70% French, 30% American).
Tasting Notes: Gleaming, intense red-violet colour. Complex aroma of ripe red plums and raspberries is enhanced with subtle chocolate and vanilla. On the palate it is well structured, with velvety and elegant tannins and a lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Sirloin steak, beef empanadas, pasta with tomato-based sauce, pumpkin risotto, savory cured meats like salami and Ibérico ham, mildly flavored semi-soft cheeses such as Gouda, Havarti, Bel Paese, Port Salut, Saint Paulin, or Brie, as well as more pungent cheeses like gorgonzola.
Serving Temperature: 14°C to 18°C (or slightly cooler than room temperature).
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