Retailer: Naked Wines
Serve chilled but not too cold.
This wine came in a mixed case of 6 from Naked Wines. This particular “Pink” wine is not one I would normally choose as it inevitably takes me back to the 1970’s and the only choice then was Mateus Rose!
The best way to cool this bottle at the time of drinking was in the snow as you can see from the picture, but I think Rose wine should really be sipped on a hot summer’s afternoon.
On opening the immediate aroma was of cherries and sweet summer fruits, not really very complex but it has the right amount of refreshing acidity and it was a vibrant pink colour. I would give it 5/10 mainly because I prefer drier wines.
The wine maker Monsieur Benoit Dreyer joined the team Tafalla in the Navarra Valley Spain, but was originally from the Alsace region of France, an area where the wines tend to be slightly sweeter.
The label was interesting and made me ponder over the location of where the old building was and if I may visit there one day.
The grape used in the production of this wine was the Garnacha grape variety found in the Navarra Valley of Northern Spain, it is also found in the Rhone Valley in France, both regions being renowned for producing good quality wines. It was suggested on the bottle that this wine was best drunk with salad, fish and chicken but I also found it palatable with cheese.