Susana Balbo Signature Rose 2017
This wine pairs beautifully with smoked salmon, Asian spicy food, grilled poultry, hard cheeses
Blend: 60% Malbec, 40% Pinot Noir
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Delicate floral notes with earthy tones and hints of cherry bubblegum. Juicy and fruity with a savoury edge. Very pure.
A strong contender for the title of rosado of the year in 2017, made in a direct-pressed, Côtes de Provence style from a combination of Malbec with 40% Pinot Noir. Subtle reduction, red cherry and strawberry fruit, with a nip of tannin. 2018-20. Alcohol: 12.5%
The best rosé in Argentina? Either way, this is super-fresh and pure with more floral and candied citrus notes than red berries plus a stunning balance of racy acidity and mineral freshness. Made from malbec and pinot noir.
With a winning combination of cool weather, high elevation and well-draining alluvial soils, it is no surprise that Mendoza’s Uco Valley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in Argentina. Healthy, easy-to-manage vines produce low yields of high-quality fruit, which in turn create flavorful, full-bodied wines with generous acidity.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.