Sparkling: 2009 Bodegas Alma Negra Sparkling Rosé Malbec

It’s been awhile since the last wine post, and as I looked through some past photos I found one to share.

I picked this wine up for Beltane. It is one of the more interesting sparkling wines I’ve had.

Producer: Bodega Alma Negra

Geographical Location: Valle de Uco, Agrelo, La consulta, Vistaflores and Rivadavia (Argentina)

Varietal(s): Malbec

Color: Gold, hint of pink

Bubbles: Small, long-lasting (sign of a well done sparkling wine)

Smell: Berry, anise, candy citrus

Taste: Both J and I were perplexed by this wine. At first sip, straight out of the fridge (very cold) it tasted of anise/licorice and a very hard to describe berry-ish flavor. As it warmed slightly it was pure berries and cream, very delicious. We both enjoyed it.

Comments:  Paid about $15. Good value.

Food: Crème Brûlée, tres leches with berries, brie and other soft cheeses