Gaudete Sunday, 2016. My rosé of choice this evening, for this the third Sunday in Advent, is a saignée of Cabernet Sauvignon produced by TWWIAGE.
Now, TWWIAGE do not make a rosé. No, the Cabernet Sauvignon TWWIAGE actually retails is very, very red. But the production crew did have a little bit of fun during harvest 2015 and produced enough of this very tasty wine for every staff member to get a whole case of it. Yay, love when that happens!
This wine has a wonderful nose of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. The strawberry thing continues on the palate, but is joined by a hint of dried cherries this time, with a slightly sour, white peach vibe on the finish. Beautifully, deeply hued, this wine has lots of layers and is, for the most part, balanced - though I suspect the alcohol is a bit high. Although, I wouldn't really know what the declared alcohol is in this rosé as it didn't come with a front label, only a back label. Just have to have that government health warning. Titter, titter.
Sing it Maddy!