Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Preview of Summer

Another wine for less than $10.00 that we picked up just for fun is Masciarelli Rosé d’Abruzzo. It has been a long time since I’ve had a good Rosé. This is my first Italian Rosé.

Rosé d’Abruzzo I.G.T.

Vintage: 2006
Alcohol: 13%
Price: $7.99

Color: Strawberry Red
Intensity: Light
Aromas: Strawberry, currant, raspberry, pear juice, passion fruit
Flavors: Lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, raspberry, green bell pepper, mineral,
Body: Light
Sweetness: Dry
Acidity: Crisp
Finish: Moderate

Summary: Think of field ripened wild strawberries and raspberries in a lemon juice, crisp and clean. A little green on the moderate finish. There are some spice notes and as with most Rosé wines, it is extremely light on the tannins. It has a great tartness.

This wine will be a good hit in the summer. This wine will do well served at temperature in the mid 60’s. It will be fine. This is not a serious wine so have fun with it. You can drink this with food or by itself.

Tip: Chilling Rosé is a way to hide flaws in poorly produced Rosé. The better the Rosé, the less you need to chill it.


john witherspoon said...

Megan and I love a nice dry Rose, and it sounds like this one will fit the bill quite nicely.

nice picture by the way.