Staff Pick

Cristobal "Malbec-Rosé" - 2016

Item # 20369 750mL
$12.96 $9.96 / Single Bottle
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$155.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Malbec grape was once popular in Bordeaux but these days it is mostly associated with Argentina. Here we have a rosé made of the bold Malbec grape coming from the Mendoza region. It is dry yet full of red berry fruit aromas. With a chill, it is as crisp and delicious as any rosé we've tasted.


Staff Pick Notes

You may be asking yourself, Rosè in the fall? I say, “Why Not?” This beautifully colored Rosè is one for all seasons. It’s a mild mannered wine that’s light, dry, with red berries on the nose and palate and is very easy going down. Serve as an aperitif with mild cheeses at your next dinner party and I’m sure you and your guests won’t think twice about having a Rosè outside the summer months. Just think, in Argentina where this Malbec resides, the folks are sitting back enjoying this juice right now during their summer months. So, I say, let’s join them and send a toast to the Argentineans that have done this Malbec right :)

- AA

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Argentina

Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is...

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Malbec

Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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