The Green Dragon will never become the Pink Dragon. My wife has never been a fan of rosé, perhaps dating back to a bad experience with some schlocky sweet pink wine decades ago. But there’s a new rosé out there – it’s dry, refreshing and it’s cool.
I acquired this bottle of Robert Skalli Reserve Rosé with an online sampler of whites. A scalding hot day descended upon us and I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to sample this new phenomenon.
I boldly strode out onto the back patio, where the sun beat down with blinding rays. The first sip signaled sophisticated refreshment.
The rosé is a bright pink/orange color and has a medium body, which surprised me as I was expecting a lightweight drink. The overwhelming sensation is freshness, followed by citrus and floral notes.
It’s a thoroughly enjoyable wine, which shows unbelievers that there is a new breed of rosé that is well worth your time. This bottle cost a mere $10, but displays a tasty French sophistication.
By the way, this still failed to win over Green Dragon who tried doctoring up her glass with a touch of Riesling.
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Value 3 of 5