Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wine Review: Valdivieso Brut Rosé

Wine Review: Valdivieso Brut Rosé

This is the first of two wines that I'll be reviewing by Valdivieso of Chile. Today it's their Brut Rosé and in a few days it'll be their 2015 Sauvignon Blanc.

Valdivieso was the first winery to make sparkling wine in Chile right when it was founded in 1879. It was even originally called Champagne Valdivieso. Their Brut Rosé is made from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from the foothills of the Los Andes mountain range in Curicó, where the cool climate provides the grapes with the acidity needed to make great sparkling wine. The carbonation is produced using the Charmat method, and there isn't much time spent on the lees before it's dosed, filtered, and bottled. It has an ABV of 12% with 10 grs/lt of residual sugar.

Alice in Chains, Greatest HitsFor a music selection, this wine will be accompanied with the Greatest Hits album of my favorite band of all time: Alice in Chains. Man, what I wouldn't give to get more music with Layne's voice. He passed three days after my twenty-second birthday in 2002, a day I will never forget, and I still love hearing him fifteen years later. And Jerry? Jerry IS grunge. His guitar sound personifies the entire genre and moment in time. Uuuuugh, I love them so much! I'll probably be deaf by morning because I'm fucking cranking these headphones all the way up to eleven.

Man. I started off with a pretty picture of a sparkling rosé with roses and then I talked about the devil music of 90's teenagers and dropped an f-bomb. Blogging is awesome. Now let's take a 750 of bubbly to the face.

The color of the wine is more orange than pink, but does have a tilt into the direction of pink. It's pretty bready on the nose, which I wasn't expecting from the winemaking details. There's also aromas of cantaloupe, peaches and nectarines. On the palate it has a medium body with a bright acidity and fine bubbled froth when swished. There's flavors of strawberry candy, cantaloupe, and peaches. It takes a turn on the finish and goes citrusy with a mouthful of lime and yeast.

Uuuuuuuh, yeah. This is some good carbonated juice. I don't see how you can't just go ahead and drink the whole bottle after having a glass. I'm gonna go ahead and recommend it.

Price: $13
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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