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2012 Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec Crios Mendoza
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

(made via saignee):  Bright, light cherry color.  Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose.  Light in body, juicy and nicely intense, with a touch of sweetness to its strawberry flavor.  Finishes with good grip and lift.  Attractive rose.

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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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