2018 Otero Ramos Mendoza, Argentina Santa Brasa Malbec
A medium-bodied, youthful, fresh and fruitful wine from a prime growing area in Argentina.
Brand: Otero Ramos
Varietal: Red Blend
Item #: 48702
About This Wine:
Wait, aren’t they the same thing? Not at all, the locals will tell you. There is absolutely no connection between gas-fuelled, blow-torched, conveyor-belt beef patties and asado. As the locals like to note, asado is cooking in its purest form — nothing but fire, grill and meat.
There is one other defining ingredient of asado: spice. The favorite asado “ingredients” are various meats, well seasoned, cooked low and slow.
Beer would seem to be an obvious choice to serve with asado, but even better are wines that are defined by their fruit-forward nature. The 2018 Otero Ramos “Santa Brasa” Malbec is such a wine, showing off lots of red cherry, raspberry and ripe cranberry flavor. Fresh and youthful with a long finish, it’s the perfect pairing partner for spicy Argentine asado… as well as traditional barbecued fare.