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Mascota vineyards, Mendoza – a special tasting

Mascota vineyards
Mascota vineyards

Mascota Vineyards located in southern Mendoza, Argentina, has been acclaimed Argentine Wine Producer in 2014.

It is a medium-sized winery with a production of quarter-of-a-milion cases. The winemaking philosophy differs from those in the region.

Mascato’s wines are succulent, and easy to enjoy, without excessively high alcohol levels. The portfolio consists of five product lines – Big Bat, Opi, La Moscato, Gran Mascota and Unanime.

Recently, Mascota’s winemaker was in Toronto to show off his wines, some of which have been released by the L C B O. (Two in the general list category and one in Vintages).

The first wine of the tasting was a Chardonnay 2015 with apple/pear aromas, fine balance, medium body, and appealing mouth feel. An excellent everyday drinking wine.
$ 10.95

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014. Deep red colour. Exudes hints of liquorice and violet, and cassis aromas./ Full-bodied, complex with an appealing mouth feel. Long aftertaste.
89/100
$ 13.95

Unanime, 2011 – a blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc. The fruit originates in the Uco Valley famous for its terroir.
The wine has an intense brilliant cherry-red colour. Aromas of chocolate and tobacco with a touch of black pepper emanate from the glass. Well structured with ripe tannins and juicy acidity to complement all types of meats including cold cuts, roasted beef, hard cheeses, country terrines, and hare stews.
91/100
$ 21.95 Available at Vintages

Big Bat, 2013 is a 100 per cent cabernet sauvignon, deeply flavoured red wine with black currant and pepper aromas. Full-bodied, well-balanced and elegant’
92/100
Available as a private order approximately $ 70.00

For orders contact Eurovintage 416 494 2881 or info@eurovintage.com

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