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Rosés: looking for one that is darker, sultry, lush and fat?


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Rosés: looking for one that is darker, sultry, lush and fat?

bulavinaka | May 27, 2010 02:24 PM

I've been noticing (and grabbing) the summer build-up of rosés showing up at the wine shops and departments. I enjoy rosés not only because they seem perfect for the summer, I like their versatility and their general characteristics as a wine. When I think of a typical rosé, its profile is dry to semi-dry, crisp, raspberries and strawberries with a tart citrus finish.

There's been one rosé that has haunted me for a few years now. A local wine bar that is no longer around had a rosé that was very different. Unlike a typical rosé, it was darker - like the skin on a plum. The I would describe the taste and bouquet as similar to a plum but with ripe lush cherries as well. The level of acid was relatively low, and it had a sultry finish. I recall the wine was a rosato from Spain - I believe the winery was Zarzales. Is anyone familiar with this style of rosé, or this particular rosato from Zarzales? I'm in Southern California and have yet to find this style of rosé in any of the wine sources I regularly visit. Any leads would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

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