Cvné 2019 Rosado

So it's mid-December and it's almost 70 degrees out! Louisville is so weather weird, but it feels so good out.....however, you are thinking Global warming in the back of your mind! I like rosés and whites all year round, but this particular rosé has been calling to me for a while. What is different about this rosé is that it has longer skin contact allowing more color and tannins the infuse into the wine. So this is not a pale provence direct press method of rosé.

The color is almost a fushia, much more intense in color than your typical rosés. Just a light tempranillo. Cvne is kind of like the 'budweiser' of Spanish wine. Not in taste, but in symbolic representation. This company is very old, and is considered a house hold name in Spain. It is from the most popular area of Spain for wine, the Rioja.

The Rioja is in northwestern Spain, Tempranillo is what the area is known for, but like most regions it's made of a blend that is mostly Tempranillo, but then is blended with other grapes like Graciano and Garnacha for reds and white varietals like Viura (Macabeo) and Garnacha Blanc.

The scent of this 2019 Rosado from Cvne is of very ripe red fruits like very ripe raspberry and cooked strawberry. There is passion flower, fruit stripe bubblegum, fresh lemon juice, river rock

White Pepper notes along with citrus fruit and bright cherry juice. There is good acidity and the wine has a pretty long finish. It also changes a lot from the chilled temperature that shows off more red fruits to the warmer temperature that shows you more acidity, spice, and citrus notes.

This wine performs well at about 50 degrees, like the temperature for an oaky chardonnay. You can find this wine at Waterfront Wine and Spirits for under $15.