2015 Apaltagua Rosé Central Valley

SKU #1249529

A Carmenere-based rosé, clearly the grapes have been picked a bit earlier to preserve acidity, though somehow the strong, tell tale herbaceous quality of this grape variety is barely present. Instead, this beautifully colored, light pink hued rosé shows bright red fruited aromatics, with terrific acidity and a nearly white wine like personliaty. Not a simple strawberry/watermelon/bubble yum bomb of a rosé - this is sure to be one of the classier dry style rosés of the season. (Joe Manekin, K&L South American Wine Buyer)

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