About Rosé Wine from Argentina

About Rosé Wine from Argentina
Argentina is the fifth largest wine producing country in the world and much of that has to do with one wine, Malbec, which has become synonymous for Argentinean wine. By far, the most widely planted variety -red or white - in the country (almost twice as much planted as the next red variety, Bonarda), Malbec with its deep color, ripe berry fruit and light, peppery spice, has become wildly popular with consumers, looking for a flavorful red at the right price. There are dozens of very fine examples of Malbec from the Mendoza region available on USA retail shelves for $12-$16. Some of these same producers are also crafting $25 and version of Malbec, to show the aging ability and potential of the variety; these are not yet sales successes for the most part. There are other notable reds produced in the country, namely Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. As for white wine, the signature variety is Torrontes, a medium-bodied white with light pear and tropical fruit flavors that is a pleasant sipper or partner with lighter seafood.

Top Picks for Argentina

Rosé Wine

Inkarri 2020 Rosé Lujan de Cuyo
88 points
Best Buy
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of pickled watermelon, spring bouquet, and loganberry with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, medium-length finish that shows accents of strawberry candies with no oak flavor. A light and springy rose; versatile and easy to drink.
88 points $14 Best Buy
New Age NV Sweet Wine Mendoza
85 points
Bright reddish orange color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry jelly, lavender, and honey with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A simple, friendly and pleasing bubbly Rosé with a candied personality.
Coen Wines 2020 Rosé Malbec
82 points
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of dried strawberry, apple, and jicama with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, brisk fruit punch finish. A fruity, punch-like rose for al fresco enjoyment.
Belasco De Baquedano 2020 Rosa De Argentina Luján De Cuyo
81 points
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of brewer’s yeast and nut butter, white mirin and balsamic, dried stone fruits, and sesame oil with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an atypical, agreeable finish evoking nuances of damp earth and nuts. A sturdy quaffer to server with a good chill.