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Alberti 154

Alberti 154
2016 Rosé, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: .23%
Sustainable Agriculture
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$9.99

Alberti 154
2016 Rosé, Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13% RS: .23%
Bright salmon orange color. Unusual aromas and flavors of fresh raw salmon, dry earth, potted geranium, and lime zest with a round, bright, dry light-to-medium body and an odd, brisk finish with nuances of watermelon rind with soft tannins and no oak flavor. An interesting rosé.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fresh raw salmon, dry earth, potted geranium, and lime zest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of watermelon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Mild Cheddar, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting rosé.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).