“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses” ― James Joyce
Wine Harlots would love to have the place swimming in rosés. Especially now, in the dog days of summer, with the sun beating down, the relentless heat and humidity, the sweat rolling down your back in such an attractive way, rosés cut through the misery with refreshing clarity. The Calcu Rosé Reserva 2012 is an excellent refuge from the heat, with flavors of tiny French strawberries and gentle acidity. The perfect pairing is elegantly simple boiled shrimp. The music match is the dreamy hypnotic “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell” by the Flaming Lips from the album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
The details: 12% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Chile. Grapes: malbec 50%, syrah 40%, petit verdot 10%. Retail: $13-16 USD. Importer: Global Vineyard. The wine was provided as a sample for editorial consideration.
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