Last evening, got home, nice and exhausted, after five days away during the Easter weekend. Since it was already 7:00 p.m., wine time in this neck of the woods, what was I going to do as I checked my emails etc. but open a bottle of wine first and then settle down to the business of getting life back to normal!
The bottle I opened was MASI, Passo Doble, but not produced in Italy — this one is a product of Argentina…apparently the company has wine interests there too. I hadn’t opened it yet because I wasn’t absolutely sure of the recommendation I’d received, but yesterday changed all that. It turned out to be one of the most delicious wines I’ve had, and I’m definitely stocking up on more :)! This is what I found online about it:
Red wine with unusual aromatic richness, striking for its fruity intensity and light spiciness.
This is a modern wine made in an unconventional style from grapes produced on the Masi Tupungato La Arboleda estate at Mendoza in Argentina. It gets its generous, strong and exuberant nature from the local Malbec grape, while Corvina Veronese, given a short Appassimento, gives it the typical attractiveness, elegance and friendliness of wine from the Veneto. Grape Varieties are Malbec, Corvina
My recommendation: Run, don’t walk — get a bottle to try today!