Mon 18 Aug 2008
The Miquel Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2007, from Chile’s Central Valley, is one of the best rosé wines I have tasted all summer. Tasted, hell, we gladly drank the whole bottle, over several nights of cooking dinner. The wine, made from 100 percent cabernet sauvignon grapes, displays more personality than most rosés, being uncommonly spicy, unusually flavorful and almost unfairly robust. It remains, however, a true rosé in terms of its brilliant cerise shading into red plum color, its beguiling scents and flavors of strawberry, raspberry and cherry-berry with touches of dried fruit as well as ripe. Loads of limestone lend some seriousness to the enterprise, while crisp acid and a hint of orange rind make it lively. Drink now into 2009. About $10 and a Great Bargain.
The winery is an outpost in Chile of Spain’s well-known Torres family of wine-producers. Visit their website here.
Imported by Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., New York.