I don’t really like to rosé all day. I just like to rosé when I feel like it. Usually in the evening. Usually with some food.
About the Wine: The Close Du Val 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested from the Clos Du Val estate. The wine was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks for five months.
Flavor Profile: Open the bottle and breathe in strawberries, watermelon, raspberries. This rosé presents a salmon peach on the pour and in the glass.
Initial aromas are of strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, add a bit of citrus and just a note of honey and soft floral aromas. Swirl enliven the acidity and bring forward a fresh water rock minerality maybe even just a bit of sand.
The palate of this wine is soft, yet crisp with a delicate acidity. Light bodied, medium acidity, and very very gloriously dry. Dominant flavors are of watermelon yes, wild strawberry, hint of grassy-like herbs, and that fresh water minerality rides along the background just like a gentle river would. Finish is subtley drawn out with just a bit of tartness on the tongue, but altogether calming and lovely. Perfect for a midweek meal or an aperitif to a heartier meal and wine pairing.
Food Pairing: Roasted butternut squash and a shaved brussel sprout salad drizzled with balsamic.
More Info: I received the Close Du Val 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir as a sample for review. (Cheers Olav!) Price: $30. For more information about Clos du Val, their wines, and to purchase wine directly, please visit the Clos du Val website.
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