For a quick meal we had Tesco’s Finest Fresh Beef Cannelloni, 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.