Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ch. de Péna Penya Rosé
Ch. de Péna Penya Rosé 2012
Roussillon, France

I had this wine a few weeks back at a local cafe and wine bar in Arlington called Twisted Vines. This rosé was on happy hour special by the glass -- and proceeded to make me very happy.

Review: The Penya rosé displays a pale salmon pink color and delicious aromas of fresh watermelon and cranberries. On the palate the wine presents as dry, medium body, and moderate acidity. The fruit on the nose comes through, accompanied by tart cherries, lavender, and a hint of lemons. 

This wine is made in the tiny village of Cases de Pene is situated in only 30 miles north of the Spanish border, in what is known as "French Catalonia". It is fermented in stainless steel after a maceration period of 6-8 hours on the skins.

Food Pairing: This is versatile rosé, great for porch sipping or pairing -- salad, cheese plate, grilled chicken, pizza... you name it.  

Bottom Line: The wine is well structured and refreshing. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • PLACE: Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
  • GRAPES: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
  • BOOZE: 13%
  • CELLAR: Drink Now

Where did I get it? Twisted Vines
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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