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Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Dry Rosé, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Dry Rosé, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Steely orange color. Rustic aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, smoked concord grape, bacon, mulberry leaf, and garlic with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish displaying accents of cranberry. A somewhat foxy, rustic rose with distinctive, fascinating charm.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wild strawberry, smoked concord grape, bacon, mulberry leaf, and garlic
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cranberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A somewhat foxy, rustic rose with distinctive, fascinating charm.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

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).