The Spanish make rosé by adding a dollop of red wine to the white, the way it seems to make most sense to do. “De Nit” is a pearl of a wine, pale pink in the glass and scented with cherries and strawberries. On the tongue it shows red cherry, rose petals, and crushed strawberries in a frothy mousse, an arrestingly fresh acidity, and a bronze mouthfeel (just follow us on that one, okay?) where Monastrell’s ample tannins assert themselves most strongly, giving the whole wine a gravity that allows for unusual levity. Guaranteed to raise any holiday party.
Pairing: Pairs beautifully with iced-fruit desserts, gravlax, or grilled shrimp.
TYPE: SPARKLING ROSÉ
VARIETY: XAREL-LO,MACABEO, PARELLADA, MONASTRELL
REGION: Conca Del Riu Anoia, Penedes, SPAIN