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.
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.
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
(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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