Monday, March 30, 2009


The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: From Valentin Bianchi in Mendoza, comes this lively, delicious slightly-sparkling rosé that is just in time for springtime fare. A 50/50 saigneé blend of Malbec and Merlot, the wine screams its raspberry and strawberry aromas and flavors out loud, with hints of frosted berries and violet petals leading through its petillant finish. According to the winemaker’s notes, the juice first goes through 12 hour cold maceration and pressing, then the juice is inoculated with yeasts during fermentation. Halfway through, the wine is spun to halt fermenting, producing a semi-sweet, slightly fizzy wine. Really great value!

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