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24 August 2011

Chile: no way rosé! Part 2...

Without wishing to get too obsessive about rosado from Chile - refer to my previous post Chile: rosé / rosado to follow my drift - here are a few more that seem worth throwing into the pink wine pot. It is still summer after all, even if August has turned out a little variable (sorry for the boring weather talk)... then again, I enjoy rosé all year round as it's usually very food friendly (making sweeping generalizations). Plus there are so many on offer at the moment, like these three all priced about £4 to £5 a bottle. See blurb on 'easy as 1, 2, 3' scores in the right-hand column.

2010 Isla Negra Cabernet Sauvignon rosé reserva (Cono Sur winery, 12.5% alc.) - in the deeper-coloured school with plenty of juicy raspberry and strawberry fruit. 1
2010 Caliterra Shiraz rosé reserva, Colchagua region (13%) - a touch 'finer' in style maybe, less red and a hint more 'salmon' anyway (although still wild Alaskan rather than Scottish!), quite zingy too vs nice and perfumed / fruity. 1
2010 Luis Felipe Edwards Shiraz/Cab Sauv rosé reserva (13%) - deep cherry / psychedelic pink, chewy chunky style with dark berry fruits. 1
Having sung their praises, just to use yet another cliché, they're all very much for drinking now: you should be looking out for 2011 vintage pink (and white) whites from the Southern Hemisphere, much fresher and livelier. Enjoy, in moderation of course...

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