Once monthly from here on out I’ll be featuring a different Argentine wine, and first up is the San Gimignano Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 . While Malbecs are usually my red wine of choice, I really enjoyed this Cabernet Sauvignon. I often find Cabernet Sauvignons to be too powerful or overwhelming, but I thought this one to be a good balance of fruity and spicy.
San Gimignano actually is a town in Italy, but Bodega Mevi in the Maipú region of Mendoza produces this wine. Many Argentines, about half in fact, claim Italian heritage, and I suppose this is one way in which some are honoring their familial history.
I love the quaintness of the label and appreciate how it suggests food pairings, which are “red meat, cured ham, cheeses and pastas.” It actually says, “ideal to accompany” and then lists the foods, but why not pick your wine and then your dish?
Anuva Wines sponsored this post: a bottle of wine to review in an entry in which I’d give my feedback. (Lucky for them I liked it!) For more information on Anuva Wines, their tastings like the one I attended or to purchase some Argentine wine in the U.S., visit their site.
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