Casas del Bosque Reserva Rose 2014
A deep watermelon, ruby color gives an impression that this will be full of flavor and not be a delicate style Rose. Red fruits of strawberry come through on the nose. Medium fuller in weight this comes in at the mid level of dryness with residual sugar weighing in at under 5 grams per liter with plenty of carrying acidity to keep it fresh and add drive on the finish. What gives this wine its unique character is its rounder texture, alcohol at 13.5% definitely helps to give viscosity and some slipperiness to its mouth feel, while lovely red berry, strawberry, raspberry and watermelon fruit flavors gush forth on its off dry finish. This is one of those wines that you can easily polish off a bottle before you know it. Very moreish, this is delightful on its own or with all kinds of food. Versatile and delicious, what else can you ask for in a Rose?
89 pts StephenTanzer/Vinous (JR) June 2015
Lurid pink. Ripe, spice-tinged red fruits and tangerine on the perfumed nose. Assertively fruity and silky in the mouth, offering expansive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a refreshingly bitter jolt of blood orange. Finishes on a spicy note, with good length and a touch of floral pastille
Night harvested and cold soaked at -3°C for five days prior to pressing. The must was then cold-settled and cool fermented (at temperatures between 10 and 12°C).
Violet/pink in colour this Rosé wine shows lifted notes of strawberry and red cherry on the nose. Lush flavours of watermelon and raspberry give way to a fresh acidity and an off-dry finish.