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Meinklang Prosa Osterreich Rosé 2015


Recommendation: Very pleasant Rosé for drinking on a hot summer afternoon sitting on the patio.

Winery/Producer: Bottled by Michilits Werner Gmbh; Pamhagen, Austria.

Grape Variety: Rosé: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Burgenland, Austria.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $16.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Crab Quiche, mixed green salad with citrus oil and vinegar dressing, artisan bread and fruit for dessert (cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries, grapes)

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale watermelon color with just enough fizz to make it a semi-sparkling Rosé. Mouth-watering strawberry and ripe raspberry aromas with a touch of rose pedal floral. Lots of body and a slight bit of bubbly feel; intense ripe red fruity taste with hints of red current and dusty mineral. The taste continues through the medium-long finish that carries the slightly sweet fruit taste right to the very end. Interesting balance between dry and sweet, and the sumptuous fruitiness was very delicious and improved as the wine warmed up. Excellent pairing with the (packed with back-fin crab) quiche. Very pleasant Rosé for drinking on a hot summer afternoon sitting on the patio.

    See our earlier review of this wine Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Pinot Noir Rosè 2014 and although it was very similar our pairing with the crab quiche was much better and we both liked the wine. Although it was more expensive we still give it a recommended rating.

    She said: Deep rose color, clear and transparent, with a few thin well moving legs (alcohol 10.5%). A huge fizz resulted from pouring, but quickly subsided with no consequences. The aroma was full of bright red berry scents that led to a smooth, medium bodied mouth-feel with similar flavors and a dose of sweetness. The finish was fairly long and flavored the fruit sweetness. The wine was much better with the quiche and salad than with the (sweet) fruit. It would be a bargain wine at under $15, but frankly, the color alone is enough to serve it!

    The Meinklang vineyard in Burgenland

    Comments: See also our review of Meinklang Burgenland White 2014 and Meinklang Burgenland Red 2013 which we rated as Quality wines and a Bargain price.

Alcohol: 10.5%

UPC Code: 7 87263 31552 1

Imported by: Bordeaux Fine and Rare; Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photo from the RAW Wine Fair, London.