Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year. There are so many incredible dishes and wonderful flavors but it makes it hard to serve just one wine. I try to serve a few different wines to bring out the flavors in each dish. One of my favorite wines to serve with turkey is a dry rosé. The rosé (ideally with notes of cranberries or cherries) will complement the turkey as well as the dishes that accompany it. Frederick Wildman was kind enough to send me a bottle of Michel Torino Malbec Rosé and it is definitely a nice pairing with turkey.
Michel Torino Malbec Rosé 2011 is 100% Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It retails for $13 and for more information see www.FrederickWildman.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Michel Torino Malbec Rosé pours a bright strawberry color in the glass. The nose is very fragrant with aromas of melon, cherries, and a hint of rosemary. The palate is packed with fruit flavors including notes of cherry and strawberry. The finish is dry and spicy with lingering white pepper. Light, refreshing, and food-friendly…a really nice match for your turkey and cranberries!
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- This dry rosé pairs well with turkey, cranberries, or a salad with pomegranates, candied nuts, and goat cheese (one of my favorite Thanksgiving salads)
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review