We finally review a rose wine! As previous said, we do have a lot of rose wines that we love, so choosing the first one to blog about was pretty hard. So hard actually, that throughout the entire week we organised a rose-wine contest, and for the purpose of keeping the integrity of the wine posts, we had to drink a different bottle of rose each evening. It was a hard task, but somebody had to do it! We finally chose our absolute favourite, and shocking as it is, this is not a Romanian wine, but an Austrian one!
I’m talking about Kracher Rose. This is a typical Austrian rose, made out of Zweigelt grapes. I would say the first thing that struck me about this one is the freshness you feel once you take the first sip. It’s actually fresher than many whites I’ve tried and I loved the fact that it is a bit sparkly as well. This is definitely a summer wine!
The smell is quite intense for a rose, with hints of wild roses, strawberries and even wild cherries if you spend enough time smelling it. The colour, as you can see from the photos is very pleasant and clear, almost pastel, but you can figure out just by looking at it that this is quite aromatic for a rose wine.
It comes from the Burgerland area in Austria, which is a well-known winery area, located on the east side of the Neusiedl Lake. Apparently this area is almost always covered in a thick layer of fog, which I guess makes it such a good area for wines. This is definitely not our first Austrian wine, as we love them quite a lot, almost as much as Romanian wines. This rose is, for sure, our favourite rose and we recommend it with cheese (of course!) or with white meat.
This one is actually quite hard to find, being from 2012, and being such a good wine. You definitely won’t find it on the official site, but you can still find it lost in some small wine shops (like we did!).
We will review some other great roses in the near future, especially since we organised that drinking contest during which we did taste some really good wines. We hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed choosing it!