I would say in a given year I taste 4-6 dozen Rosés that people bring me to potentially offer up to the Nicholas Wines faithful. I cherry pick the top ones – the best values, the best deals, etc.
This is one of those that stole the show at a tasting – a full-throttle, energetic Rosé made from 100% Pinot Grigio in Venice. It demonstrates all of the amazing qualities of the Collio region in Friuli Venezia-Giulia: it has superb weight and texture, and is mineral-edged, savory, tangy, and lively. And, it’s a perfect match for anything at the table or off the grill.
This one is from just to the west of Gorizia, and is conveniently protected from both the cold northern winds and the characteristic “bora” wind of Trieste. There’s ideal gravelly/sandy soils and ample sunlight – perfectly balanced by super cool nights, which leads to extended hang times and juicy fruit that is roaring to go.
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90 Points, James Suckling
Pale coral color with aromas of dried flowers, red apples and grapefruit. Tangy and fruity with medium body and a dry, subtly spicy finish.