David Lawrason’s Weekly Wine Pick: a refreshing rosé that’s perfect for the patio
Natura 2011 Rosé
$13.95 | Rapel Valley, Chile | 89 points
Devoted beer drinkers might call the Victoria Day long weekend “May 2-4,” but to another group it signals the start of rosé season. This organically produced pinkie stands out from the crowd, and it’s from a place not usually associated with good pink wine.
The taste: It has a generous, fairly piquant nose of red currant and pomegranate fruit with floral and citrus notes and dried herbs. It’s very bright, fresh and well balanced, with a perfect acid-sugar ratio. No sense of being too sweet or confected, which is a shortcoming of many inexpensive New World pinkies.
How to drink it: This is an ideal sipper for the deck or dock. Serve well chilled but not stone cold, with a plate of cheese, salami and fruit.