I’m having a rough week. Blah, blah, blah. No, seriously. Two friends passing away in the last four days, my dad’s newish medical issues, and other less pressing things. So what is to make me feel better? My friend John thought a new bottle of wine for me to try and review. It was a nice thought, and a pleasant surprise.
The wine was a pleasant surprise. I like fizzy, but it’s usually Freixenet Cordon Negro, not wine. This may change my opinion yet. There is a white one that I am trying tomorrow night at the gathering, so I’ll review that one tomorrow. First the red!
It retails for $5.99 most places, so extremely affordable. The label is quite pretty. You can drink it warm, but the label recommends chilling before drinking. I did just that. I aired it for a little bit, but again, because it’s a “fizzy” wine, it’s not necessary to do that. This is a lively, refreshing spritzy blend of Pinot Noir, Rose, and Moscato. It’s not overly sweet, nor is it devoid of flavor. It’s easy to detect notes of raspberry and orange. It is absolutely at its best nearly frozen. I put it in the freezer for a hour and had a glass. You can really taste the wonderful flavors the colder the wine. So chill that sucker and have a glass! It’s absolutely delicious. I would say this would work well with pasta salads. I had it with grilled chicken and pasta in olive oil, and it was great. Experiment!