Full Review

Valley Road Vineyards

Valley Road Vineyards
2017 Rosé, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.95

Valley Road Vineyards
2017 Rosé, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Khaki orange color. Aromas of dried cantaloupe, diced tomatoes, emery board, and moss with a soft, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk watermelon rind finish with no oak flavor. An easy summer sipper; serve well chilled.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried cantaloupe, diced tomatoes, emery board, and moss
Taste Flavor: watermelon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy summer sipper; serve well chilled.

The Producer

Valley Road Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 257
Nellysford, VA 22958
USA
1 804-502-2695

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).