Argentina is a wine country that can be discovered and enjoyed from north to south, here winemakers produce bottles that compete with the world’s best (and cost a fraction of the price), plus a wealth of everyday wines that offer remarkable value.
They’ve been growing grapes here since the 16th century, but prior to the 1990s when there was a push to tap into export markets, most was for local consumption. Argentina has long been associated with Malbec. And while a lot of them are very affordable and taste great don’t let that be where your exploration of Argentinean wine ends!
I tasted a really exciting wine: the Gran Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon, the perfect match with the BBQ season that is already starting. The Mascota Vineyards produces signature wines which bring together the outstanding properties of the Argentine soil and the passion of the chief winemaker, Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler.
Mascota Vineyards comprise an exclusive portfolio of elegant wines which have won international recognition.
In 2014 it was recognized by the IWSC as the Argentina wine producer of the year and in the recent Vinalies International 2018 contest, the Cabernet Sauvignon of La Mascota Vineyards, has been distinguished as the best red wine in the world.
Produced from high elevation fruits from the Uco Valley, about 1,100 miles above sea level, Gran Mascota displays a deep red color with hints of violet. Aromas of liquorice, cassis and warm raspberry jam. Elegant touch of roasted pepper and chocolate, and a hint of sweet spices. Full-bodied, complex and very long aftertaste. Definitely a great companion to well marbled, smoky red meats.