Pascual Toso Winery
We ventured out of our usual comfort zone for this wine tasting with a wine from Argentina. The story of Pascual Toso began in the mid 1880s when Pascual set out towards Argentina from his home town, Canale D’Alba, in Piamonte, Italy. When he arrived he settled in Mendoza. As he had been closely involved in the development of his family wine business in Piamonte, he quickly saw the promising future for winemaking in the region and decided to use his knowledge. Thus, in 1890, Pascual Toso established his first winery in San José, Guaymallén, Argentina. The winery continues to make wines based on Pascual’s founding principals: Tradition, Authenticity, Innovation.

Pascual Toso Malbec
Our tasting of this wine from Pascual Toso was the 2010 Malbec. Normally we would allow our red wines to age a little longer and rarely open anything earlier then 2009, but for whatever reason on this night we chose to open this particular wine and vintage. The wine is one of our value picks that was recommended to us and it is a value at $13.99. For the price alone we would recommend giving this wine a taste. It is made from 100% Malbec grapes and is very dark in colour, but not overly strong in flavours although there are hints of coffee and dark fruit flavours in the taste. Overall we enjoyed it and would recommend it with some red meat at the BBQ with some friends. For the price you can afford to have two bottles ready to go!