An Argentinian Bonarda Worked Well with a Modified Beef Cannelloni

For a quick meal we had Tesco’s Finest Fresh Beef CanIMG_0537nelloni, to which Teresa added some home-made tomato sauce from Paul Merrett’s Economy Gastronomy recipe.

We looked for a suitable red to match and noted that the Wine Society recommended Faldeos Nevados Bonarda 2010 Mendoza to go with tomato-based pasta.  The Cambridge Wine Blogger thought that the 2011 vintage was distinctly Italian in style and demanded to be matched with tomato-based dishes.

Who are we to argue?  We found the 2010 vintage of this medium-bodied Argentinian red had black fruits on the nose, with soft plums, a little sweetness, but was not fruit forward, with a savoury, spicy, smooth finish.  Easy drinking and we thought it was a good match with the food.

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