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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A rosé for those lazy days of summer

It’s that time of year for some of our faves, rosé.  While we’ve been raving fans of dry French-style rosés for years, it’s thrilling to see that these wines have recently shed their persona non grata image in the USA.   American wine consumers in-the-know have finally discovered that a rosé is not a rosé, is not a rosé.
On our recent reconnaissance trip to Australia for the 2012 harvest tour, we found a very good quality/price ratio rosé made by one of Australia’s leading wineries, Yalumba.   This delicate fruit bomb from Sangiovese grapes delivers a mouthful of ripe strawberries and raspberries, with delicate hints of flowers and mineral nuances.  A decent finish seals the deal, all for the cost of less than $10. 
It may be hard to find (especially after Robert Parker’s recent favorable review), but worth the effort.  We ordered our case of Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose 2010 at www.specsonline.com.

1 comment:

  1. Great recommendation. Been following Yalumba for a while now. Good value. Glad to see you blogging, keep it up! Aus

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