The extra long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend approaches (for our U.K. readers at least!) I’d like to think that this will involve sun, fun, familes, friends and lots of red, white and blue. Being naturally rather pessimistic I fear they’ll be rain and random rows.
If you plan to brave the bunting and are off to a street party this weekend, then you could consider taking along a bottle of Yali Wetland Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011. It has a screw cap – so you don’t need to worry about remembering a corkscrew. It also has relatively low alcohol at 11.5% – because you wouldn’t want to get too giddy in front of the neighbours would you?
This rosé is a sister or brother (are wines male or female I wonder?) to the Gewurztraminer I’ve reviewed previously. It’s made by producers Viña Ventisquero in the Colchagua Valley in Chile.
The wine is bright pink in colour. It reminds me of the colour of those American watermelon flavour boiled sweets. Normally, I would worry that this would mean it’s going to be massively fruity and sweet; associating the pale salmon pink rosés with more subtle dry wines. However, this 100 per cent Cab Sauv rosé is pretty dry, and delicate too.
It has subtle aromas of strawberries and rosehips, as well as being a bit peachy and leafy too. To me the flavours are strawberry with a hint of peach – again not very pronounced. The wine’s got a bit of a citrus streak too. The acidity is pretty sharp which I think would make it quite a refreshing quaff on a hot day. Fingers crossed we have a few more of those soon!
Yali Wetland Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011 is available in Morrisons priced £6.99
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