Saturday, April 07, 2007

Marques de Monistrol Reserva Rosé, Brut

A perfect pink partydrink

Pink sparkling wine is great, and the Spanish producer Marques de Monistrol, situated in Penedès south west of Barcelona, has made a partydrink fit for the festive occasion.

The wine is a blend made from 50% monastrell (or Mourvèdre) grapes and 50% pinot noir. It is dark pink in colour and as the bubbles burst on you pallet, you are brought aromas of forrest berries, apple, flowers and a hint of herbs. I served it with my creole chowder, but I think this wine was too subtle for such a spicy dish, but served with prawns, fish or shellfish it would be perfect. Or why not with strawberries.

Marques de Monistrol Reserva Rosé, Brut is a perfect pink partydrink!!!

Coming up:
- Faustino I Gran Reserva 1996 (Rioja)
- Montecillo Crianza 2002 ((Rioja)
- Gremillet Brut Cuvée des Dames (Champagne)

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