Category Archives: Rosé Wine

Rose Pinot Noir – Bree

Rose – German – 2016

A couple of months back, Grexxen and I wanted to have a Riesling. We chose a magnificent one, Bree. It was absolutely delicious and exactly what we were expecting. However there were two types of Bree, one Riesling and one Rose. And since the Riesling was so delicious, I wanted to try the Rose, ever since then, besides it is a Pinot Noir, how wouldn’t I want to try it?

Of a intense dashing pink colour, it brought great pleasure to my buds. Cherries and other wild berries were dancing in my mouth as this great creation of the germans passed through my throat.

It is giggly and serious, but at the same time, mysterious and seducing. Well balanced and promising to never be disappointing.

Fruitiness: 3.4 /5

Sourness: 3.0 /5

Sweetness: 2.8 /5

Body: 5 / 10

Style: Light

 

Legs: Few and thin

[Note: Fruitiness, sourness and Sweetness, are a  wine characteristics, they do not define the quality of a wine]

Found in: Carrefour

The Overall SunShower rating is:

4.7/5

Rating levels:

4.7 – 5.0 The finest of all!
4.0 – 4.6 Oh this is good!
3.1 – 3.9 This ok! Pleasant. But don’t be demanding.
2.3 – 3.0 Ok, this is weird.
1.0 – 2.2 Don’t try this, I already sacrificed myself for you.
0.0 – 0.9 Cannot believe there is something this disgusting.

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July 30th 2017

 

Languedoc – Prieuré Saint Hippolyte

A wonderful movie night, or might I say news night with the gang. And by gang I mean Grexxen and theSaltyAvocado.

The selection of this wine was very simple, we wanted a Rosé wine, and this was the only one that we had’t try that looked good. So we took it!

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Rose – Yellow Tail

It has been a while since we do not have any Rose, and since the previous Shiraz-Yellow Tail was so good, then Rose Yellow Tail was the selection.

I must say this is wine was one of a kind. It had little of the typical rose color and had more of orange hues. See for yourself.

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Rose – Fruits and Wine

There is one thing I have to say, the name almost describes this, actually it exactly describes it by a 50%. It is fruits, definitively fruits, but not wine, not at all.

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Syrah Grenache – Vincent Bouquet

We had just been delighted by sweet, young Berlinger and as our cups grew empty. We uncork this other beauty, or we though it was.

It was of a lighter, cutter pink and just by its smell we could sense that it was more mature kind of wine. There is no doubt it was intriguing.

I was honored to do the first sip. However as it touched my lips I could only devise the sourness and the alcohol. But I am not a Syrah-type fan, so I though I was just being too picky. After cheering, we all had faces as if we just did a big effort swallowing it. The alcohol taste was too dominant, and the sweetness and expected fruitiness taste were hindered by  sour-bitterness.

This wine was a wolf, dress as a sheep!

We decided to not dismisses it at once and thought that perhaps if we chilled it a bit it would improve.

It did!

Ok, it wasn’t  a wolf anymore, but perhaps a sly fox dress as rabbit.

Fruitiness: 2.5/5 

Sweetness: 3.0/5

Sourness: 4.5/5

Style: Medium

Found in: Carrefour

The overall SunShower rating is:

2.5/5

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White Zinfandel – Beringer

It was not only wine night, but specifically Rosé wine night. I had never tried one of these before so it was a new experience. However, while writing “Why do white wines are better when chilled?” I read a few articles about how rosé wines are made and so I was expecting a perfect intermediate between whites and reds. What I did not have in mind is that the selection of the night would be a Californian Zinfandel. I was perplexed when reading this word, as I had not heard it before, but I discovered that these grapes are distinctive from California.

It was a delightful night, as we made our own tiny Europe in Tainan. My friend Grexxen chose this Beringer, which was a very pleasurable and enjoyable choice. Jessie, had the idea of accompany it with cheese and bread. And I provided some of the details, glasses and corkscrew.

Perhaps my perception of this wine will be a little subjective influence by the lovely evening with wonderful friends but I am trying my best to give the most accurate review.


The smell was sweet but not too much, lightly fruity and if I compare it to human life, it would have the maturity of a 23-year-old person. And its color was somewhat dark pink, a kind of color that looks beautiful in the glass.

Upon tasting it, it felt as a brand-new taste and not the intermate of reds and whites. It was sweet, but not too much and it had a little glimpse of sourness. It was a steady taste but the finish was probably the best part. I personally enjoy very much bitterness, and this one had a tiny little hue of it.

Regarding its characteristics:

Fruitiness: 3.9

Sweetness: 3.7/5

Sourness: 0.8/5

Style: Light

Found in: Carrefour, 7-11

The overall SunShower Rating is:

3.8/5

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