Rose Wine Dinner at Meritage

Meritage, St. Paul

Tasted July 20, 2011 by rocknroller with 250 views

Introduction

A group of nine of us gathered at Meritage for wonderful evening of fine rose wines from Solo Vino in St. Paul. The delightful menu was expertly paired and prepared by James Beard Best Chef Nominee Russell Klein.

Flight 1 (5 notes)

Rosé
2010 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis Spain, País Vasco, Getariako Txakolina
89 points
Light pink color with a bit of spritz. The nose shows raspberry and strawberry with minerals and a subtle briar essence. The palate is tart, light, good acid, strawberry, raspberry, nice. Very good sipper.
Rosé
2010 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé France, Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
87 points
Incredibly pale salmon color. Nose is modest with citrus and mineral. The palate shows marked acid, citrus, mineral, and a bit of tannin. This needs some food, not a great sipper for me.
Rosé
2010 Domaine Romy Beaujolais Rosé Cuvée non chaptalisée France, Burgundy, Beaujolais
90 points
Dmedium salmon color. Nose is also somewhat modest with watermelon, strawberry, spice. The palate is crisp and clean, nice balance, watermelon, citrus, strawberry, and some mineral, very tasty. Very nice gamay rose, price around 16.99, not to bad.
Rosé
2009 Azienda Agricola Moroder Marche IGT Italy, Marche, Marche IGT
91 points
Nice strawberry color. Blend of 70% Montepulciano, 15% Sangiovese, and 15% Alicante. The nose is lovely with cherry, strawberry, melon, and earth. The palate is fresh and lively, bright strawberry, strawberry kool aid, nice acid and some tannins. This is very fun and very easy to enjoy.
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé France, Alsace, Crémant d'Alsace
90 points
Light orange salmon solor. Nose is red berries, mineral, yeast. The palate is consistent, criisp refreshing, strawberry, mineral, a touch of bitterness. Very tasty, I always enjoy this rose sparkler, great QPR and a crowd pleaser.

Closing

There was a nice mix of roses from France, Italy, and Spain. The WOTN for me was the Morodor rose blend.