Warm weather means the perfect time to enjoy rosé wines. While many people still think of rosé wines as sickly sweet pink wines best mixed with soda, good quality rosé wines are being rediscovered here in America. A to Z Wineworks 2011 Oregon Rosé is one such excellent introduction to the world of rosé.
A to Z Wineworks is Oregon’s fastest growing winemaker, and since its founding in 2002, A to Z has won acclaim from both critics and consumers for varietals like pinot gris, pinot noir, chardonnay, and riesling. The 2011 Oregon Rosé continues that tradition.
This slightly sweet, low alcohol wine is a perfect wine to sip outdoors or to pair with dishes like goat cheese soufflé, grilled pork chops, or grilled seafood. Made of 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in Southern Oregon’s Del Rio vineyard, located approximately 35 miles north of the California border, A to Z Wineworks 2011 Oregon Rosé features a lively acidity and aromas of violets, strawberries, and watermelon. On the palate, strawberry, cherry and blueberry predominate, with notes of raspberry and rose petals as undertones. Simply put, this wine is delicious on its own or accompanying food.
A to Z Wineworks advertises itself as offering “Artistocratic wines at democratic prices,” and at an $11 retail price point, A to Z Wineworks Rosé is a great value for your wine dollar.
Rosé wines get their light red color by resting on their skins for a short period of time before being pumped off to a tank without skins. A to Z Rosé spent four days resting on the skins, and the gentle extraction from the skins has resulted in a wine that has picked up pronounced red fruit notes without a tannic bite.
Pick up some A to Z Wineworks 2011 Oregon Rosé today and see just how food-friendly and interesting the latest generation of American rosé wines can be.