Solid, and fairly complex. Solidly sweet, but has a nice complexity. It is of course dominated by red fruits like strawberry, rhubarb, sugar cane, etc, but has a light green bitter edge, and even some light tannic structure (I think). 8% alcohol. I didnt pair it properly, but would be great with a great many spicy and complex foods, and as an after dinner drink.
I'd like this better if it were half as sweet. Interesting, certainly, but I feel like it is too driven by the sugar. I think it would go over well in many crowds, but my family balks at sweetness in wine so only about a quarter bottle was consumed at a family dinner, after dinner at that. I am fine with RS if it is balanced but this seemed simple. Will try the other bottle I purchased sometime soon and reevaluate.
Like serious sherbet made of red fruit cocktail. Creamy and brightly acidic. Gorgious and refreshing at the same time. Styled right between sparkling grape juice and wine, but having true depth coming from the quality of grape.
wow this was something. served as an aperitif by the somm at the end of a delicious meal. pink and sparkly, nose was a laser of fresh cut greenish apples. very refreshing and light. will keep my eye out for this one.
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