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Graham Norton’s Own

Graham Norton’s Own
2017 Pink By Design Rosé, New Zealand

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Graham Norton’s Own
2017 Pink By Design Rosé, New Zealand

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Pale steely amber color. Aromas of pink grapefruit zest, agave, and fresh green pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length gooseberry, fresh cut grass, and sea salt finish with no oak flavor. Summer drinkers will appreciate this Sauvignon Blanc dominated rose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pink grapefruit zest, agave, and fresh green pepper
Taste Flavor: gooseberry, fresh cut grass, and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beets and Leeks a la French Laundry, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Summer drinkers will appreciate this Sauvignon Blanc dominated rose.

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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).