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Spring is definitely here, bringing warm weather with it.  And warm weather means it’s time to enjoy some tasty white and rosé wines.

Rosé is far too often an overlooked wine.  This one from the Colchagua Valley region in Chile is a good one to check out if you’re ready to delve into some rosé.

Calcu Rosé

When it comes to the range of colors that can come to life in a rosé, this one is the perfect pink.  When I close my eyes and smell this without thinking about the color, I might guess this to be a sauvignon blanc, which is peculiar given the fact that it has no sauvignon blanc in it.  It is made from 50% malbec, 40% syrah and 10% petit verdot.  But it has tropical fruit aromas similar to those found in sauvignon blanc, like grapefruit, peach and green pepper.  It also has a nice wet stone aroma.  The longer this wine opens up, the more prominent the peach becomes and the green pepper falls into the background.

The palate is dominated by citrus flavors, primarily lemon and grapefruit, and there’s also some peach flavor.  There are some mineral qualities in the mid-palate and into the finish.  The peach flavors also come in on the finish.  The acidity is perfect and the mouthfeel is good.  This is a great rosé.

Wine: Calcu Rosé
Variety: 50% malbec, 40% syrah, 10% petit verdot
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 12%
Rating: 89
Price: $14.00 

Find Calcu Rosé with Snooth

Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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