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Martinez & Martinez

Martinez & Martinez
2016 May Mae Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 1.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Martinez & Martinez
2016 May Mae Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 1.8%
Medium coral orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of candied tomato, pomegranate molasses, sweet potato pie, sweet marjoram, and raspberry liqueur with a round, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish evoking notes of berry tisane and hibiscus agua fresca with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A silky, off-dry Rose with intriguing and delicious flavor combinations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: candied tomato, pomegranate molasses, sweet potato pie, sweet marjoram, and raspberry liqueur
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry tisane and hibiscus agua fresca
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, off-dry Rose with intriguing and delicious flavor combinations.

The Producer

Martinez & Martinez Winery

The Producer
357 Port Ave
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-2424

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).