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A Chilean Rosé

By Brian @WineInMyGlass

I’m not sure why, but I’ve had very little experience with rosé wines. Since I really like Chilean wine, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, I had to try this rosé from Viña la Posada. This wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Colchagua Valley in Chile.

The English version of their website wasn’t working properly for me, so I went to the Spanish version to try to learn more about this wine. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Spanish is fairly limited (I took German in high school), so I had to rely heavily on Google Translate. The information on the website indicates that there was no maceration or aging for this wine.

I’m getting some red currant on the nose along with a hint of floral. It starts out with some juicy red berries on the palate, going to some mineral mid-palate. It finishes with a bit of tannin. The wine seems a bit sweet, but I’m not really detecting any significant residual sugar.

I really like this wine. There’s plenty of fruit, and the fruit gives the impression of sweetness, so it doesn’t seem as dry as some other rosé wines. It isn’t overly acidic, either.

This wine was bought from a local wine store for $8.99. This is a very good value for the quality of this wine, but I’ve come to expect that from Chilean wine!

I’m giving this a Very Good rating.

Wine Details
Producer: Viña la Posada
Vintage: 2007
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (Rosé)
Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
My rating: Very Good

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