Even though I live in Southern California, I haven’t enjoyed the beach much since last year. So when I spent my first day glistening in the sun, I came home really wanting to sip a wine that was refreshing and light. I reached for a bottle of 2011 Montes Cherub Rosé and got a little taste of summer in my glass.
About the Wine- From the Winery
2011 Montes Cherub is a Rosé of Syrah from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for around $15. For more information visit www.monteswines.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Montes Cherub pours a bright raspberry color in the glass. The nose is fruity with aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and herbal undertones. The palate is rich and lively. Creamy when entering and then followed by tangy red fruit, floral notes, and vibrant acidity. The finish is long and lively. Give this young wine a few to open up and the flavors really develop. A nice bottle to sip on a warm afternoon!
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair this versatile rose with prosciutto and melon, grilled chicken, or sip as an aperitif.