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Villa Maria

Villa Maria
2016 Private Bin Rosé, Hawke’s Bay

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.00
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Villa Maria
2016 Private Bin Rosé, Hawke’s Bay

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rosé

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, cherry skins, and bumbleberry with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length wild cherry jam and fertile earth finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pink and cheery alternative to sauvignon blanc.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, cherry skins, and bumbleberry
Taste Flavor: wild cherry jam and fertile earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Poke, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pink and cheery alternative to sauvignon blanc.
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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).