The nose offers up a rich, creamy fruitiness that’s reminiscent of strawberry paletas, with a slight pepperiness and a hint of grapefruit peel; it took a few minutes for the wine to express any clear flavors, though, so it may be best not to serve this wine straight from the refrigerator – give it fifteen minutes or so to warm up a bit.
In the mouth, there’s a definite spritziness which seems somehow appropriate; it’s quite full in the mouth, with a good amount of sweetness nicely counterbalanced by the CO2 and moderate acidity. Although it’s overall too sweet to be a truly fine rosé, it works quite well for what it is and is a nice halfway point between, say, a pink Bandol wine and “my teeth are melting” white Zinfandel from California. Overall, the effect is basically liquid strawberry shortcake: easy to drink, and nicely refreshing on a warm summer’s day.
Serve with chiles en nogada, I reckon.