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Heitz

Heitz
2017 Grignolino Rosé, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Heitz
2017 Grignolino Rosé, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Brilliant bright pink coral color. Aromas of geranium, spray roses, ripe nectarine, fresh fennel, cinnamon candies, and elderflower confit with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, long watermelon rind, tangerine blossom, lime coulis, and wet stones finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A spring garden of a rose that delights all of the senses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: geranium, spray roses, ripe nectarine, fresh fennel, cinnamon candies, and elderflower confit
Taste Flavor: watermelon rind, tangerine blossom, lime coulis, and wet stones
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spring garden of a rose that delights all of the senses.

The Producer

Heitz Wine Cellars

The Producer
500 Taplin Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-963-3542

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).