Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Santa Julia Brut Rosé

www.santajulia.com
Santa Julia Brut Rosé
Mendoza, Argentina

Tomorrow night I start my WSET Diploma class on Sparkling wine! I'm delighted and excited for 5 weeks of bubbles, and decided to open some to mark the occasion.

This super quaffable bargain sparkler is made from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Maipú Valley and Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. Pinot may not be what comes to mind when someone mentions Argentina, but just you wait.

Review: This wine is a pretty pink color with nice soft bubbles. It shows aromas of ripe strawberries which are echoed on the palate. The Santa Julia maintains a nice acidity; this combines with a touch of residual sugar gives the wine not only a brightness but also a soft body. 

Food Pairing: Great as an aperitif. I can easily see myself sipping this outside on the porch after a long day at work. Or wine school.

Bottom Line:  There isn't too much to say. These bubbles are straight forward and easy drinking. I dig it.

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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: Maipú and Uco Valley vineyards, Mendoza
  • GRAPE: Pinot Noir
  • BOOZE: 12.5%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 10 g/L
  • CELLAR: Drink Now
  • www.santajulia.com.ar

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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