Saturday, September 12, 2009

I've blogged before about my love of rosé wines (no, NOT the same as a white zinfandels!) , so I'm always excited to try a new one. It seems that most of the good rosés I've had have been French, so I'm happy to be writing about one that's from a totally different part of the globe.

A trip to Leibman's (one of my favorite little staycation get-aways in Houston) yielded a whole new crop of fun wines in the rosé family. Tonight we started things off by opening a bottle of a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé -- have you ever heard of such a thing?! I love it!

To be exact, the wine is called La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé. It's from the Colchagua Valley in Chile and is harvested by hand. It's so much drier than I would have expected. So if you shy away from rosés because they're too sweet for your palate, I'd definitely give this one a shot. It surprised me.

Here are the winemaker's notes:

"Vivid pink color with violet hues. On the nose it is very expressive, showing rich fruit aromas with distinctive notes of candied raspberry, strawberry and underlying touches of herbs. This is a well-balanced and attractive wine with structure, good persistence and a pleasant finish."

1 comment:

Beverly said...

A dry rosé -- that's actually very interesting. I like the bottle (it probably shouldn't matter; but I'm not ashamed to admit it's a huge selling point for me). I'm wondering what y'all paired it with?