Drink Pink! – Wine Of The Week; 2012 Skouras Zoë Rosé

It’s that time of year… Yes, it’s rosé season!. With that in mind, I’ve embarked upon a   series of weekly “Drink Pink!” rosé tastings.  This week’s rosé is the 2012 Skouras Zoë Rosé.

I picked up this wine on a whim from my favorite wine store K&L Wine Merchants. The wine is produced by Domaine Skouras in Greece. Skouras Winery was established in 1986 in Greece by Dijon-trained oenologist George Skouras. In 1988 Skouras was the first winemaker to blend Saint George, a Greek grape (aka Aghiorghitiko), with Cabernet Sauvignon and with illustrious results. Today, Domaine Skouras is on the forefront of the burgeoning Greek wine movement.

The wine is a blend of 70% Agiorgitiko (pronounced eye-your-YEE-tih-koh), a black-skinned grape native to Southern Greece, and 30% Moscofilero, a pink skinned grape native to Peloponnese, Greece.  The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats.

Drink PInk! Rose of the Week; Skouras Zoe Rose
Drink PInk! Rose of the Week; 2012 Skouras Zoe Rose

My tasting notes follow:

Strawberry red with a pink tinge color with lively wild strawberry, rose petal and spice aromas. On the palate, it’s medium/full-bodied, fresh and dry with strawberry, cherry, spice and mineral flavors. Medium finish.  12.5 % alcohol. 

Rating:  B+

I really enjoyed this wine, and at $10 is offers great value for the money.  I especially liked that it shows more body that most rosés.  It’s a rosé that one would enjoy with a wide variety of foods including more substantial fare.  This wine will be a repeat purchase for me!

Wine purchased for review

Ratings Key:
(A+) – 98-100/Extraordinary
(A) – 94-97/Outstanding
(A-) – 90-93/Excellent
(B+) – 86-89/Very good
(B) – 80-85/Good
(C) – 70-79/Bleh
(D) – 50-69/#Fail

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  1. Rediscovering Rose’ this season as it looks like they will be a big seller in our store. Great job on the ratings key!
    Thank you.

    1. Martin D. Redmond says:

      Thanks! I hope your have a big Rosé season at the store!

  2. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

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