EatinEatOut : Summer 2012
WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 85 Chateau D'Aquiera Tavel Rose 2011 France is where Rose started and this one comes from the famous Tavel region in southern Rhone. The wine is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault grapes, which is traditional in the region. This rose is a bit fuller bodied than most and has aromas of strawberry, pear, sour cherry and hint of earth. The palate is quite robust and very dry with a nice full nish. Pairs well with crab cakes or steamed shrimp. Looking for a knowledgeable wine consultant? CLICK HERE Sexy Rose 2011 -- $14.95 This Portuguese rose is made with grapes from the Alentejano region. The wine is blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragones, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet (all native grapes of Portugal). Strawberry and cherry aromas mingle with earthy notes and exotic oral accents. Juicy red berry avours emerge on the palate, coupled with a delicate touch of spice. This wine is great with sweet sausages on the BBQ. Muga Rose 2011 --$12.95 This Spanish rose comes from the Rioja region of Spain. It is a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura (native grape) and 10% Tempranillo. The aromas show pear, grapefruit and cherry with some mineral notes. It is very dry and delicate, but very refreshing with both pear and grapefruit on the palate. This wine can easily be paired with sh, pork chops or chicken.