Savour Suggests: For May, Mexican Wine

Why not celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a wine from Mexico. Manitoba Liquor Marts has brought to market a Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from Baja based La Cetto.

Founded by an Italian, Angelo Cetto, Cetto started the wine business in 1930. He bought a number of small wineries in the 1980s and is now responsible for more than half of the country’s wine production. Cetto cultivates 2,500 acres of vineyards in Baja California; also tequila and olive oil.

L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah

Color: Intense ruby red, extraordinary limpidity

Aroma: Spicy, red fruits, intense, it reveals the varietals character

Taste: Good mature tannins, long in mouth, dry, but very round and balanced, very characteristic of the varietal ~

Pairing: Combines with all kind of red meats, strong cheese, spicy dishes, among others.

$11.95 @ MLCC

L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour: Dark, deep ruby colored.

Aroma: intense bouquet

Taste: Black cherries, black pepper, cinnamon, plums and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a good fruit-acid balance, light tannins, and a clean finish and aftertaste.

Pairing: Grilled beef, especially sirloin steaks: pasta and fresh tomatoes.

$11.95 @ MLCC

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