2017 Penedès Rosat (Mas Codina)
Mas Codina, Rosé, Penedès, Spain 201745% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah DRY & LUSH, CHERRY & SPICY HERBAL NOTES Grown high in the Penedès region of the Catalan mountains, this wine harkens back to a classic Clairet-style, traditionally made in Bordeaux and the origin of the English term “claret” referring, oddly enough, to red Bordeaux wines. It’s a less fruity sort of rosé that shows more of Cabernet Sauvignon’s pepper and Merlot’s herbal spice. This is lovely, unique, and perfect for introducing red wine lovers to the joys of rosé. Serving Suggestion: Most varieties of sushi and sashimi. Sesame-encrusted grilled tuna steak with a citrus dressing.