Saturday, May 20, 2017

Exploring Rose Wine

Rose wine offers such an amazing variety and styles. The Wine Folly offers A Guide to 10 Different Styles of Rose 
Other resources related to Rose wines

Below are my tasting notes from the ones I am sampling in preparation for summer.

2016 Conde Valdemar Rose from Rioja, Spain 12.5% abv. $13.00
DOC 75% Granacha and 25% Viura (Macabeo, a white varietal common in this region of Spain.  Grows in hot dry climates.)

Appearance: clear, pale pink/salmon in color
Nose: clean, light strawberry and a bit of mint
Palate: medium acidity, dry, delicate apricot. The finish was medium with a bit of bitter almond.

I would like a little bolder and more complex flavor profile.
It was refreshing but not hugely interesting.  The slight bitter after taste was not my favorite but didn't stop me from drinking it slowly.

The Rose wines we will taste on May 23rd.

One of my favorite Rose wines.  I like the cab Franc grape.

I thought I was going give up Rose now that we have headed into November but have changed my mind. I can't wait to try this Last Bottle find. My Essential Rose 2016 from Provence France. Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grapes.

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