Monday, 7 April 2008

Gran Feudo Rosado 2006

Gran Feudo Rosado 2006
Navarra, Spain, $79, cork seal

Spring's come to Hong Kong. While the heat will soon be unbearable at the moment the sun and warmth are blissful. Such delightful weather calls for bottles of rose and his little number is first cab off the rank. Made by the giant producer Bodegas Julián Chivite it's 100% Garnacha and comes from Navarra in northern Spain.

Gran Feudo Rosado 2006 is a vibrant, almost toxic, bright pink colour and looks pretty sexy in its slim, clear bottle. The nose smells of strawberries, cranberries and a little sprinkle of crushed herbs. The palate is all about cherries and berries with a big whack of bright red fruit; dominated by fresh red cherries. It's a dry wine with a slight touch or acidity, and despite being only 12.5% there was obvious alcohol on the finish. Gran Feudo Rosado 2006 is tasty, easy to drink and food friendly, but needs to end with flavour rather than alcohol to get me really excited. At only $79 it's good value and a crowd pleaser. It's spring; it's time for the pink.

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