Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2013 is a fusion of Italian style and Argentine warmth - a rich, full-bodied blend of Corvina and Malbec
Masi is one of Italy’s greatest wine families, and their Veneto wines have had a great following in Canada for many years. Now they are making wine in Argentina, and Masi Tupungato is a fascinating blend of Corvina, the great Veronese grape, and Argentina’s signature grape, Malbec. It’s beautifully constructed, with Corvina’s cherry flavours and bright acidity nicely counterbalancing Malbec’s plush bleuberry fruit. Plenty of oak adds to the lustre. The name Passo Doble (which evokes the famous bullfight-inspired dance, the Pasodoble) refers to the Venetian habit of intensifying wines by the addition of dried grapes. Very much an example of Italian style and Argentine warmth, for smoky grilled meat, or robust pot roast.