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Maipe Malbec Rose
Casir dos Santos
Argentina - Mendoza    - Lujan de Cuyo   

Maipe means "Lord of the Wind" in Quechua. The Andean people still invoke his name to clear the skies after a heavy rain, or to temper the summer heat.

Intense pink color with violet hints. Fresh red fruit bouquet, strawberry and cherry flavors, balanced acidity, dry and lingering finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lujan de Cuyo
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
100% Malbec
Vinification
Manual harvest. 1 day maceration in temperature controlled steel vats; 10 day fermentation with selected yeasts at 14-16°C; 30 days of batonage (stirring of the lees).
Pairings

Excellent with tuna or green salad, pasta, and spicy Asian dishes.

Reviews and News

2019 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 89 PTS - IWR

2019 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 89 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Light copper salmon. The Maipe Rosé is fruity but dry and easy drinking with lingering hints of mandarin, golden raspberry, and tart red plum. Overall, very pleasant with enough acidity to pair with barbecued shrimp but not to much that it can’t be sipped on its own. Low alcohol and great price, too! 100% handpicked Malbec, macerated 1 day with 30 days of battonage. - Don WINKLER"

- i-winereview.com (2019 Vintage Rosés from Around the World, June 2020), 89 pts

2016 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 87 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 87 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Lurid pink. Ripe red fruits on the nose and in the mouth; a hint of orange zest adds energy. Broad and fleshy in style, delivering solid closing punch and a bit of lingering warmth."

- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 87 pts

2015 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

2015 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 87 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa300"The 2015 Maipe Malbec Rosé is a real winner with an almost fluorescent, hot pink color and a nose of strawberries and cherries. The wine shows crisp acidity, an elegant, light-bodied mouthfeel, wonderful freshness and a reasonably dry, lingering finish. Drink it over the next year."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

2014 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 88 PTS - IWR

2014 Maipe Rose Malbec Lujan de Cuyo - 88 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"The Maipe reveals a beautiful dark pink color and aromas of strawberry with a hint of plum. It is nicely balanced with good acidity and freshness on the mid-palate and finish. Ripe and flavorful, but lacking vibrancy. - Don Winkler"

- International Wine Review (May 4th 2015), 88 pts

Producer Information: Casir dos Santos

Founded in 1862, Casir dos Santos is one of the oldest wineries still operating in Argentina. The winery produces wine from the Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu.

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