Full Review

Grifo

Grifo
2017 Rosé, Castel del Monte DOP

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Grifo
2017 Rosé, Castel del Monte DOP

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of ripe watermelon, honeydew rind, and daffodil with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish with notes of raspberry, sweet mint, cotton candy, and baby’s breath with no oak flavor. A fruity, friendly rose with gobs of fruit and delicate florals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe watermelon, honeydew rind, and daffodil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of raspberry, sweet mint, cotton candy, and baby's breath
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, friendly rose with gobs of fruit and delicate florals.

The Producer

Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia SOC. COOP. AGR

The Producer
Viale Madonna delle Grazie 4
BAri,
Italy
39 -803601611

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).