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Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville Vineyards
2018 Allegrante Rosé, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Barboursville Vineyards
2018 Allegrante Rosé, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry and underripe stone fruit with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish revealing notes of heirloom tomato, marinated grape leaves, shale, and mulberry with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A pure and vibrant rose with great minerality; serious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fresh raspberry and underripe stone fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of heirloom tomato, marinated grape leaves, shale, and mulberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure and vibrant rose with great minerality; serious.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
USA
1 540-832-3824

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
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).