Wine of the month – May 2008
Avgvstvs Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2006, Penedés
“The summer is here and the time is right…..” (Bruce Springsteen 1978).
If you are looking for a good companion to all those long summer nights and barbeques or just as a 6 o´clock drink when coming home from work….this splendid rosé is the one. Its 100 percent cabernet sauvignon and holds all the qualities of that grape – being a very full bodied effort. I would almost consider it a light redwine, however it should be drunk at 6-8 degrees celcius.
The colour is ruby and the the taste is small red berries – as well as raspberries and cherries…with aromes of black pepper. It was bottled in December 2006, 40.000 bottles was made and the alcohol is 13,5% vol.
And now the good news….it comes at around 6,50 Euro (!) which has got to be one of the best price/quality ratios you will find.
In my eyes you won´t find a better wine to those summer salads, pasta or paella….
Feel free to ask me if you want me to guide to a good importer.