Full Review

Midnight Black

Midnight Black
NV Rosé, Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .04%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Midnight Black
NV Rosé, Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .04%
Steely orange color. Aromas of fresh gazpacho, pickled strawberry, and sweet carrots with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a polished, brisk sun dried tomato, bitter lemon, and grapefruit finish with no oak. A crushable rose that will be best with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fresh gazpacho, pickled strawberry, and sweet carrots
Taste Flavor: sun dried tomato, bitter lemon, and grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Portabello Mushroom Burger, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable rose that will be best with food.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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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).