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2011 Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec Crios Mendoza
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

Bright, light red.  Perfumed aromas of red berries and flowers.  Cleanly made and lively, with a lovely hint of sweetness to the red berry and spice flavors.  Very attractive, fruity rose with dusty tannins and very good finishing lift.  Susanna Balbo's son Jose Lovaglio, a graduate of UC/Davis, took over winemaking responsibility for the Crios wines with the 2011 vintage.

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Argentina

Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.

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The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina.
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