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18 January 2012

Chile: 'no way rosé!' part 3

Or my latest 'rosé of the mo' even: this tasty pinkie is part of the Co-Op's (UK) 'Fairtrade' range - that term makes a slight cynic like me slightly suspicious of the otherwise implied "we really stitch up our other 'non-fairtrade' wine suppliers," although the concept is commendable of course. It's sourced from Chile's Curicó Valley - I only kept the front label so don't know who made it - but, anyway, was £5.99 I think and is a Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot blend.

2011 Chilean Fairtrade Rosé - fairly deep raspberry/cherry colour and fruit aromas, lovely juicy mouth-feel vs quite rounded and textured too, then delivers crisp and refreshing finish. Worked well with different dishes in an Indian restaurant.

More Chile pinks, plus here and here too. Other recent Chile: Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz.
Coming soon: profile on De Martino winery and Carmenere vertical tasting report.

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