Rosado Friday, Malbec or Pinot Noir, Rose Wines from Argentina
19 producers, a number of them looking for an importer in the US, showcased their wines at the 'Discover the flavors of Argentina' tasting at Consulate of Argentina in New York on April 15, 2010.
They came from 6 wine growing regions, Salta, La Rioja, San Juan, Neuquen, Cordoba and the most widely known Mendoza.
With winter behind us, I will focus today on a few Rosé wines or should I say Rosado.
First the 34 Degrees Rosé 09, decent fruit, easy drinking, all Malbec I believe, under $10.
Its producer Carelli is from Rivadavia in Mendoza, Latitude 34 Degrees South.
Currently available only in New York State.
Next was the Gozzo Rosé 09 (above) also Malbec which Mauricio Suarez called 'Sangria' what the French describe as Rosé de Saignée. Medium bodied. Will soon be available in the US, around $12.
Producer is Finca Las Yeguas an all Organic estate in Perdiel, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza.
Third and last pick was the Sietefincas Pinot Noir Rosé 09 nice fruit, good finish.
Established in 2000 by Edgardo Stalloca, Sietefincas is a family winery with 7 vineyards located in Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. Grapes for the Rosé come from the Ugarteche vineyard.
Not available yet in the US. Would be around $13.
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