Wine Wednesday: A Remarkable Rosé | The Daily Feed

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wine Wednesday: A Remarkable Rosé

Posted By on June 15, 2016, 11:54 AM

  • Pin It
    Favorite
click to enlarge matthiasson_rose3.jpg

Winemakers and Matthiasson Winery owners Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson say that "Winemaking for us is a natural extension of farming, and most of our grapes come from the seven vineyards that we farm in Napa and Sonoma. We love to explore classical expressions of different varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla or Refosco Dal Peduncula Rosso. In all cases we try to respect the purity of the variety and the individuality of the site. Our wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol. By using our site-specific farming methods to grow intense fruit, coupled with careful restraint in the cellar, we strive to produce wine that is full flavored but impeccably balanced."

Well, food-friendly, full-flavored and impeccably balanced perfectly describe a remarkable Rosé wine I really had the good fortune to taste: Matthiasson 2015 Rosé ($18.99).

The 2015  Rosé was made from a combination of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvèdre, and Counoise from the Windmill vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills, and Syrah grapes from the Hurley Vineyard in Napa Valley.

It's a crisp wine with good acidity (no malolactic fermentation) and a fairly low alcohol level of just 11.6 percent, aged sur lees in stainless steel.  Matthiasson 2015 Rosé is very versatile and would complement dishes ranging from poultry and rabbit to lighter pastas and pork. I recently enjoyed it with a plate of garlicky and spicy aio e oio

Try it. This is an outstanding summer sipper. 

Tags: , , , ,

On Topic...

More by Ted Scheffler

  • Wine Wednesday: Longoria Wines @ BTG

    BTW Wine Bar host Rick Longoria wine pairing dinner.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • Richey's Riches

    Chef Michael Richey sets up shop on Regent Street.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • Taste for the Space and New Brew

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6, from noon-4 p.m. That's when Salt Lake County, Taste Utah and the Utah Restaurant Association—with help from Sysco and Fox13—host Taste for the Space at The Shops at South Town.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • More »

Latest in The Daily Feed

  • This Blows

    Gov. Herbert announces he plans to sign controversial .05 DUI bill.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Ready for Greatness

    Utah welcomes 127 newly naturalized U.S. citizens.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • Plan-B: Not One Drop

    Chatting with the playwright and actors for this bizarre new play.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation