Okay, I haven’t drunk all the rosés yet, but I have been collecting them in anticipation of a Walla Walla summer. I did break out a bottle of the Saviah Cellars 2012 Rosé to get the season started, even though the temperature is still hovering in the 50’s and 60’s.
This is a bone-dry Rosé, so don’t try this one if you’re looking for a White Zin or a sugary sweet pink wine. If you’re looking for something crisp, fruity, with a hint of spice and tartness, this is your wine. Light strawberry and cherry notes.
50% Barbera and 50% Sangiovese, all from a vineyard just outside of Walla Walla, this is a really refreshing Italian style rosé for the summer. I wish it had been a little warmer out, but I have such a hard time waiting to drink my summer wines! Barbera makes for a really great food wine, because of the natural acidity of the grape, so this wine would be perfect with a summer picnic. I’m thinking a light quinoa salad or a primavera pasta dish!
Not a bad deal either: You can find this wine at the Saviah Cellars tasting room for $18 or in some wine shops or grocery stores for slightly less!
And let me know if you’ve got any great rosés I should try! I have an empty spot in my rosé collection now….