The 2017 Sottano Reserve Malbec was awarded the gold medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards, one of the most important competitions in the world.
Decanter, the influential British wine magazine founded in 1975, recently held the 16th edition of its famous contest – two weeks of blind tastings by 280 wine experts of close to 17 thousand wines from around the world.
In the various categories, the wines given the most overall awards were the French, followed by the Spanish and the Australians, but an Argentine wine was the recipient of a gold medal. The golden wine was the 2017 Sottano Reserve Malbec, from the Sottano winery located in a beautiful area in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes.
The wine has a dark violet color and a complex, intense and exuberant flavor. It has a combination of red and dark fruit flavors, like strawberries and blackberries, with an aromatic palette dominated by clove and white pepper, and aged, sweet and silky tannins that blend well with the wood.
In Argentina the suggested price is AR$685, accessible for a wine awarded such a prestigious honor.