Sunday, July 19, 2009

2007 August Kesseler SPATBURGUNDER (Pinot Noir rosé QBA) (Rheingau, Germany)

A very unusual, but very good, rosé.

Extremely light copper color (almost like a white wine color, but tinged with copper instead of gold). Spritely nose of ripe grapes, apple, and a hint of strawberry, along with creamed minerals. Bright, medium full bodied flavors, with a slight sweetness (Halbtrocken in style, I'd say). Zesty fruit with a very elegant, very minerally finish. 87. Was about $17 at Spec's on Smith. Imported by Vineyard Brands.

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