Varietal: Rose (70% Grenache; 30% Shiraz)
Region: South Australia
Deep pink color with aromas of fresh berries and strawberries. Â Berry on the palate, notably raspberry, with a crisp finish.
Recommendations: I have officially consumed more pink wines in 2009 than in the previous 3 years combined – and that’s ok. Â My experience with pink wines started with the Peju Provence, and it has ended with the Angoves Nine Vines Rose.
A gift from my brother-in-law and his wife for Christmas, I was intrigued given the blend of Grenache and Shiraz. Â Dark pink in color with ripe fruit on the nose and refreshingly tart flavors of raspberry on the palate, this wine was a great pair for marinated salmon, mashed potatoes, and garlic green beans.
While I will be the first to admit that I am still hesitant about pink wines, this past year has taught me to be a bit more open minded, and the Rose from Nine Vines is a good one to be open minded with.