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2015 Principe de Viana Rose "Edicion Rosa"

Winery: Principe de Viana

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Edicion Rosa"

Wine Category: Rose

Grape blend: 100% Garnacha

Region: Navarra

State or country: Spain

Price: $18

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 17, 2016

Wine Review: This Rosado opens up with hints of stone fruits, raspberries, pink grapefruit, and rhubarb. On the palate, the stone fruit continues, which throws you off because you are expecting red berries but instead get peaches and nectarines. The fruit flavors are accompanied by a limestone-like minerality and fresh acidity. The finish is medium in length and delivers a wallop of acidity as it runs to the back of your palate. The acidity might be a bit much for some but had there not been any this wine would have fallen flat as the concentrated flavors definitely needed it. One of the better rose’s I've tried this season. – Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: A serious yet fresh, dry Rosado from sustainably-farmed old Garnacha vines. An appealing satin pink, with delicate fruit aromas. Fresh, subtle flavors of cherries and wild strawberries.

Organic status: not organic

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