Full Review

Bel Vino

Bel Vino
NV White Merlot Rosé, Merlot, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.95

Bel Vino
NV White Merlot Rosé, Merlot, California

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 1%
Light ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of smoked peach, cinnamon, clove, and caraway, sautéed lychee, and raspberry coulis with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of savory herbs. A concentrated wine that toes the line between red and rose; very food-friendly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: smoked peach, cinnamon, clove, and caraway, sautéed lychee, and raspberry coulis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of savory herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Olives, Grilled Pork, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated wine that toes the line between red and rose; very food-friendly.

The Producer

Bel Vino Winery

The Producer
33515 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-6414

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).