Wine with Erik

Posted by Bruce on July 09, 2020
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Snapper Rock Sauvignon Rosé 2018

Hey everyone! It’s summer time and you know what that means! Rosé all day!
Now I know rosé for a lot of you is a sickly sweet wine that you drink when you’re first drinking wine. But what if I told you there are soooo many varieties of rosé from around the world to try, ranging from extra-dry to sweet? Well there are, and they are so wonderful and fun to drink. I hope you will give them another try! Now let’s talk a bit about how rosé is made. Rosé wine is made from red wine grapes, but they only leave the skins in contact with the juice for a short amount of time so it only gives a small amount of colour.
In this case this is true where they have chosen Pinot Noir grapes but they have also blended it with Sauvignon Blanc grapes (95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Pinot Noir). This adds a very interesting aroma and flavour not normally found in rosé but is an absolute pleasure to enjoy, especially since both varietal characteristics are preserved and showcased beautifully. Now to talk about the wine! (The tasting portion)
The wine has a beautiful salmon, orange blush and on the nose with showcases herbal, grassy notes as well as raspberry and passion-fruit. The wine has a medium body with crisp acidity and intense fruit notes such as peach, lemon as well as some of the aromas mentioned before. Enjoy this wine on its own or with white fish. And don’t save it, drink now! This wine is also an amazing value at only $15.95!! Snapper Rock Sauvignon Rosé 2018, I highly recommend giving it a try during these hot summer days.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Guest writer Erik Fleming

Edited by Martin Rye and Bruce Christopher

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