The nice thing about the Argentine Malbec Rosés I have been writing about recently is that the typical taste has not yet been defined, and I note perceptible differences from one to another. So if you have tried one, you can’t say you have tried them all. The Zemlia Malbec Rosé from 2009 starts off with a strawberry, raspberry moves in and so does some good earthy notes.
This wine is a bit less sweet than most Malbec Rosés, and those raspberry notes influence the taste palate. The wine shows noticable acid, and features a good dry texture. I recommend this wine for somebody who knows and loves Mendoza Malbec, but might not be likely to leave the wine shop with a bottle of rosé.
Musical Match: I have paired this wine with a DJ remix of Gypsy music by Steve Angello. Gyspy music has a dry sense to it, has very earthy undertones but usually comes out sounding happy. This wine is less sweet than others, and is a modern twist on a classic. Give it a listen!
Special thanks to the Wines of Argentina for providing me transportation, great lodging, amazing food and access to the wonderful wine and winemakers of Mendoza and Cafayate during a promotional tour of Argentina for 10 days in July 2011. This wine was sampled during that promotional tour.