If your Aldi carries wine and beer you may already know how fantastic many of these alcoholic beverages can be, not only in taste, but with great prices. Almost every time I go in to grab something from Aldi, I find myself browsing the wine section. Some days I browse for the least expensive or an eye-catching label, and other times to grab a favorite.
Rosé has become quite popular in the past few years, and if you’re a fan, then there is a good chance that Aldi will have at least one in stock. While browsing the Aldi ads for the beginning of July 2020, I noticed 2019 Rosé-Vous? This label is very eye-catching, something that would be perfect for Book Club, a bachelorette party, or to enjoy in a bathtub filled with bubbles.
From the bottle:
50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah – Product of France – 12.5% ALC by Vol.
This refreshing dry Rosé wine from the Languedoc/Roussillon region of France features strawberry and red currant aromas with bright red fruit on the palate. Enjoy with grilled salmon, barbeque, dishes prepared with oriental spices, fruit salads or simply on its own. Best when served lightly chilled.
Now a bit of caution when it comes to wine labels: over the years I’ve found that the more vibrant and cute-looking a label is, the better chance that the wine won’t be as tasty. This is not always the case, and with Rosé-Vous? being only $4.99 I was willing to take a chance. Since it’s an Aldi Find, I knew I needed to grab a bottle right away since it might be here today, but gone tomorrow.
The first thing I noticed after pouring was the gradient coloring with the bottom being a light peach color, gradually coming to a medium pinkish-orange at the top. It reminds me of a sunset you might find at the end of a perfect summer day.
The Rosé-Vous? begins with a pleasant smell of fresh strawberries, grapefruit, and a hint of floral. I also smelled a touch of the alcohol, so it didn’t smell overly sweet like a Moscato often does.
Unfortunately that’s where the wonderful hints of fruit end. The taste was very flat to me with no high notes at the beginning or the end to finish it off and linger on your palate. It has a mineral taste to it that isn’t unpleasant, just not what you would expect from what you smell. It has a semi-dry finish, which I do find enjoyable in a Rosé, but I also want a nice fruity taste to pair with it.
Although the label is fun and the coloring is gorgeous, the 2019 Rosé-Vous? is not a wine that I will be purchasing again. I rate it a 72, while it’s not the worst wine I’ve ever had, it is not a very good Rosé.