Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried several new Rosés at local wine bars. The HOT summer makes it perfect Rosé weather.

Visiting Cork Wine Bar in DC, I tried this interesting Rosé flight…

  • Schlossgut Diel Rosé Diel 2011, Nahe wine region of Germany: Made of Pinot Noir, or Spätburgunder as it’s called in Germany, this is a nice full-bodied wine with plum, pepper and spice notes. Not your typical notes in a Rosé.
  • Hexamer Spätburgunder Weissherbst Halbtrocken 2010, Nahe region of Germany: This wine is very pale in color, almost a yellow-green and didn’t look like a Rosé at all. With pear and lime notes, it actually got sweeter the wine became more room temperature.
and my favorite…

Heidi Schröck Rosé Biscaya 2011

  • Variety: Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah from Austria
  • Aroma: floral and red fruit
  • Taste: Rich dark red berry and white tea with a minerality finish
  • My thoughts: This is a lovely complex Austrian Rosé made in the Bandol style (Provence, France). Check out her website as Heidi looks like a very cool winemaker!

These were three very interesting and different Rosé styles. It’s neat to see all the different things winemakers can do with Rosé. As I’ve said before, give pink another think. :)

Cheers to Rosé!