2009 Ameztoi "Rubentis" Rosé Getariako Txakolina

SKU #1056904

Super limited, with something of a cult following in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Get some before it disappears. Yes, it's every bit as delicious as you have heard. Some white wine is blended in here, which explains the precise flavors and beautiful pale pink color.

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Staff Image By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/30/2010 | Send Email
It doesn't get much drier than this in rosé wine, much less wine in general! But raciness doesn't come at the expense of flavor and nuance. There is a very distinct red berry note in the mid palate that elevates makes you take this minerally, tangy, almost saline wine a little more seriously. It is and outstanding match with shellfish that is prepared with a little gusto: barbecued oysters with tobasco, Peruvian ceviche, Spanish "pulpo" (cooked octopus seasoned with paprika, garlic, and black pepper), or spicy flash-fried Vietnamese calamari. Lower in alcohol, this rosé is perfect for picnics or to accompany appetizers, and meant to be drunk young and fresh.

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 10.5