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The mega-comeback of the beloved dry Rosé wine is upon us, and really has been for years now. Wine producing regions across the globe are producing alluring dry Rosé wines of many differing styles, utilizing several different grapes to do so. Texas is no stranger to producing Rosé wines, leaving our mouths watering for more each and every scorching hot summer. Whether it is dry Rosé of Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, or Cabernet Sauvignon, the thirst quenching ability of the crisp and cool magical pink juice is always oh-so satisfying. Becker Vineyards just released a brand new Rosé called Jolie. It is based on the Tempranillo grape and this wine is making some waves in the world of Texas wine. Here is my review.
The bottle is simple and sexy, with gentle sloping shoulders and a high quality cork. Once the cork is dragged away from its tomb by the wine key, it pours into the glass a light strawberry-red with a salmon rim. The nose is powerful for a Rosé, blasting notes of melon, lime rinds, and apples into the air. The palate is also melon driven with lime and lemon rinds, and tart yet sweet strawberries. I recommend letting this wine open up a bit after opening, as I find the acidity to be a bit harsh and overpowering at first. Once the wine meets air, it tames down to a more integrated mouthfeel.
- Becker Vineyards Jolie dry Rosé, 2014 vintage
- Winemaker: Jonathan Leahy
- Appellation: Texas
- Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, Mourvèdre
- Barrels: Stainless steel tanks
- Clarity/brightness: Clear/bright with no detectable flaws and no evidence of gas or sediment
- Tannins: N/A
- Acidity: High
- Alcohol: Medium
- Finish: Long
- Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
- Retail price: $19.95 (at time of review)
I think Becker did a darn fine job on this Rosé, as I find it very crisp and refreshing to help finish off Texas summer 2015 in style. Hopefully the acidity will integrate more fully in the very near future, but so long as you let it sit in the glass for a bit, the wine settles down to a very nice drinking Rosé.
Sip, savor, and enjoy my fellow aficionados.