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My Review of Ra Ra Rosé​ Wine Mingler
2020 Vancouver Wine Festival

I like to think of rosé wine as the middle child of wines, sandwiched in between the bold red wines who are more mature having been fermented in oak barrels for some time building character and structure, and the white wines with a softer body with playful notes of fruit which makes them easier to drink in one swift gulp.

Whereas rosé wines, like middle children, have their own unique character, as they are neither white or red, but are wines created as a result when skins of red grapes come in contact with the juice with a short time. With bold fresh crisp structures they are outspoken and make you want to scream, “I’m alive” when their lively acidity hits your tongue.
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At the Rah Rah Rosé​ Wine Mingler at the 2020 Vancouver International Wine Festival, 18 rosé wines were featured along with some savoury bites for the mere cost of $59. The following are the rosé wines which I found were more fruit forward and less acidic as I find I get heartburn if wines are too dry for my palate.

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Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir NV

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir NV

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Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir NV – Pinot Noir, Trepat
(Spain; $21.99)

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir NV should come with a warning as the intense aromas of raspberries and black berries will make your blood tingle while the red cherries and red currants dancing on your taste buds will send your feet into a wild flamenco dance. It’s juicy with a crisp acidity that has a long finish long after your friends has finished laughing at your performance. #TwoLeftAndTwoRightFeet


Gancia 18 Mesi Rosé Metodo Classico NV

Gancia 18 Mesi Rosé Metodo Classico NV

 

Gancia 18 Mesi Rosé Metodo Classico NV – Pinot Nero
(Italy; $17.50)

Is Winealimony a real thing? It is when your soon to be ex is a wine aficionado and whose cellar has 50 bottles of Gancia 18 Mesi Rosé Metodo Classico NV which is a pale pink wine with a soft and elegant structure and aromas of red cherries and whose red currants and strawberry jam flavours makes me giddy with more pleasure than I ever have with the five minute performances by the ex. #DontGiveTheMoneyGiveMeTheWine

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Segura Viudas Brut Rosé DO Cava NV

Segura Viudas Brut Rosé DO Cava NV

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Segura Viudas Brut Rosé DO Cava NV – Trepat
(Spain; BC Liquor $16.99)

If I should bat my eyelashes a little too long and touch your hand lovingly it’s not you I want but a taste of Segura Viudas Brut Rosé DO Cava NV as I love its lively acidity, long crisp finish and intoxicating aromas of raspberries and pink grapefruit with notes of ripe red cherries, green apples and red currants which makes me so greedy for this wine that I won’t leave until I’ve had 50 sips. #HandOverTheBottleOrElseI’llSingAnAriaWithNotesSoHighIt’llBringYourBottles

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Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé

Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé

 

 

 

 

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Château
Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé 2018 – 98% Syrah, 2% Merlot
(California; Everything Wine $24.98)

Being single over 40 means never having to say I’m sorry that I spend too much time home alone drinking a dry, crisp and elegant rosé wine like Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé 2018 because I’d prefer to fall asleep with this bottle in my arms with its aromas of watermelon and pink grapefruit and notes of lime zest and strawberries than to sit at a bar listening to men trying to impress me by telling me how much money they make #DontDropYourPantsJustDropYourWallet

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2020 Vanwinefest

Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo

Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018 – Montepulciano
(Italy; BC Liquor $23.99)

I love it when you talk dirty to me using words such as juicy, well-balanced acidity, and long persistent finish as those are the words to describe Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018 which is a pinkish red wine which has aromas of red currants and raspberries with notes of rhubarb and orange rind which gives it more interesting than other rose wines and the blind date that my mother set up me up with last night.  #JustKillMeNow​​​​
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Featured wines at Rah Rah Rosé

Angove Family Winemakers Organic Rosé 2019
Bartier Bros. Rosé 2018
Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018
Franc Arman Winery Istra Rosé – Franc Arman 2018
Krolo Winery Šjora Rosé 2018
AdVini Le Pive Rosé 2018
M. Chapoutier Tavel Beaurevoir Rosé 2018
François Martenot Chartron et Trebuchet Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé 2017
Gancia 18 Mesi Rosé Metodo Classico NV
Casale del Giglio Albìola Rosato Lazio IGT 2018
Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2018
Stoneleigh Vineyards Wild Valley Rosé 2018
Les Vins Bonhomme La Bonhomme Rosé 2018
Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir NV
Bodega Sarmentero Rosado 2018
Segura Viudas Brut Rosé DO Cava NV
Josh Cellars Rosé 2018
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Château Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé 2018
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Author

Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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