Was very stoked to get my shipment of the 2015 Matthiasson Rosé. Thought about saying something like “Pink Wine Season Begins” but that would be kind of ridiculous because it’s a wine for 365 days (well 366 days) a year. And this rosé from California is one of my favorites.
Though my penchant is for French pink wine, the Matthiasson scratches all my (pleasurable) itches. Let’s take a closer look.
2015 Matthiasson Rosé
First glance peeking at the bottle and back label: low in alcohol (11.6%) and pale. Though high alcohol and deep color can signify bold flavor, don’t be fooled by the appearances of this rosé. (Do be charmed by the label, which I love. Can you say #LabelLust?) There are plenty of interesting fruit, citrus, and other savory flavors swirling amidst this gently-hued wine.
The rosé is a blend of 36% Syrah, 31% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, and 4% Counoise.
Another thing I like about the Matthiasson is I was able to buy a few magnums. One of the best ways to impress at a party is to arrive cradling 1.5 liters of this or any other wine.
BTW, it was perfect on a 43 degree day at a Malaysian restaurant in Flushing, NY.
Oh, I do not know the story of the large origami praying mantis behind my left shoulder. Yet.
I’m guessing you meant 36% Syrah?
You are correct. Thank you for noticing and apologies for the oversight.