Apaltagua Rosé Carmenere

chilean wine  %tages Apaltagua Rosé CarmenereOne of the things that makes wine such a fun beverage (besides the obvious) is the vast variety of option out there.  It’s always fun to try something new, or as in this case, try a varietal you’ve tasted previous to vinified in a really different way.
Carmenere is the lost grape of Bordeaux that was rediscovered in Chile.  It is typically used to make tasty, dark red wines.  But here’s a fun rosé version of this varietal that is in fact quite awesome!

Cherry and mineral aromas blend harmoniously on the nose of this rosé carmenere.  The palate is lively, with plenty of acidity providing a solid backbone to the fruit.  It starts out with tart lime and apple flavors up front, but evolves into cherry flavors on the end, which is exceptionally long.  The wine also has a small bit of spice on the palate, which makes this wine even more enjoyable.  This would be a fabulous salad http://1000-facts-about-wine.com wine.
Wine: Apaltagua Rosé Carmenere
Variety: Carmenere
Vintage: 2011
Alcohol: 13.5%
Rating: 88
Fee: $11.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

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