Grape Variety: Rose – Grenache.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Pays d’Oc; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Left-over turkey dinner.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of the grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Served at about 60 degrees F. Clear, salmon color with an orange tint. Strong, traditional strawberry and water melon Grenache Rose aromas. Silky smooth dusty mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Strawberry flavors and a non-traditional overflowing and dominating limestone mineral taste. Considerably well-balanced bright acidity and a long silky finish that’s filled with dry fruit and a persistent hint of bitterness that entices another sip. This was not a competitor for good provincial Rose; however, at this price point it establishes a base line for grocery store Rose. It’s along the lines Summer Water and Cupcake brand wines that aims at the rapidly growing niche wine market. We both said it was a Rose that was better than it’s selling price…a pleasant, fresh and fruity Rose in an eccentric labeled bottle for under $10.00!!!
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 8 33202 00250 9
Imported by: Biagio Cru Wines; New Hyde Park, New York.