Sottano

Don Fioravante Sottano settled in Mendoza in 1890 and became a pioneer in Mendocinan Industry, promoting the agriculture and the industry in the region, planting vineyards to produce wine in his own winery and, later on, exporting it. His son Miguel Sottano, continued and grew the family business.  Today, encouraged by the passion that Ricardo Sottano passed on, his sons Diego, Pablo and Mauricio Sottano continue the rich tradition and are building Bodega Sottano into an important part of the Argentinean wine scene.

 

'Bodega Sottano’s first harvest was in 2004 and their new winery was completed in 2005. The above value-priced wines are very good and their more upscale offerings are outstanding so this winery appears to have made a strong start.'  ERobertParker.com August 2009

Classico Cabernet Sauvignon

Stocky, smoky and well composed on the nose, with aromas of blackberry and hickory leading the charge. Shows pulse and concentration on the palate as toasty oak, chocolate and chewiness blend nicely with black fruit and cassis flavors. Firm, deep and tannic on the finish.

 

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
8 months in new and 2nd use oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
2.2 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 8+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Classico Chardonnay

Bright, nice acidity. with expressive notes of tropical fruits including banana, maracuyá and pine.  All framed by hints of vanilla and coconut from the 6 months in French oak.  Elegant and balanced. 

 

Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay

Appellation
Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
6 months in new French oak barrels

Yield of Vineyard
2.43 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 5+ years

Serving Temperature
8-10 C

Classico Malbec

This 100% malbec is sourced from Perdriel, the epicenter of fine wine in Mendoza. It was partially aged in French oak for 8 months spent 8 months in bottle prior to release. Its deep red color with bright purple hues is complemented by aromas of ripe red fruits such as plum and raspberry, with delicate chocolate and vanilla provided by the oak. Nice structure and velvety tannins accentuate a long, elegant finish.

 

Grape Varieties
100% Malbec

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
8 months in new and 2nd use oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
2.4 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 8+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Classico Torrontes

The newest member of the Bodega Sottano Classico lineup is this 100% Torrontés is sourced from Fray Luis Beltran, Maipu, Mendoza.  Clean, crisp and refreshing, perfect with food or without.  Heavy white flower and bright stone fruit on the nose with heavy peach, tangerine and citrus notes on the palate.  Bravo!

 

Grape Varieties
100% Torrontés

Appellation
Fray Luis Beltran, Maipu, Mendoza

Aging
Stainless Steel

Yield of Vineyard
3.1 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 4+ years

Serving Temperature
10 C

Judas Malbec

From the Wine Enthusiast:

Dark, dense and minty on the bouquet, which is sexy and magnetic. Saturated and jammy but still maintaining balance, and then a superconcentrated set of jammy  blackberry flavors runs side by side with toasty oak and chocolate. Almost dessert-like on the finish. A very rich and modern style of Malbec.

 

Grape Varieties
100% Malbec

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
18 months in new oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
1.4 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 20+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Reserva Blend

Deep purple in color, with a trememdous nose of dark fruit and berry, violets, cassis, framed nicely by oak and chocolate. 

 

Grape Varieties
60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet, 10% Petit Verdot

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
12 months in new and 2nd use oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
2.6 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 12+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Reserva Malbec

100% Malbec from Luyan de Cuyo, deep, dark red color with a strong, fresh aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, cherry and hints of coffee.   Very lush on the palate, loads of velvety tannins flow through the powerful mouthfeel.  Notes of refreshing smokiness, complexity, and a velvet-like elegance.  Great structure and complexity.  

 

Grape Varieties
100% Malbec

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
12 months in new and 2nd use oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
1.8 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 12+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon

The Reserva de la Familia Cabernet Sauvignon has a well-defined bouquet that is almost Bordeaux-like, armed with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins and a rigid backbone that informs its Medoc-like (think Pessac-Leognan), reserved finish, which is focused and satisfying. This is well-crafted and should reward several years in bottle. Drink now-2020. (From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)

 

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
12 months in new oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
2.2 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 15+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C

Reserva de Familia Malbec

The 2010 Reserva de Familia Malbec is pure Malbec from Perdriel, a small area in Lujan de Cuyo, with classic aromas of violets and red and blue fruit with a strong aromatic influence from the aging in barrel. The palate is juicy with supple tannins and very good acidity, and the wood feels better integrated than in the nose. A modern, well-crafted Malbec. (From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)

 

Grape Varieties
100% Malbec

Appellation
Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Aging
12 months in new oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American

Yield of Vineyard
2.2 tons per acre

Cellaring
Up to 15+ years

Serving Temperature
18 C