Wine of the Day June 16, 2013

2012AmeztoiRose2012 Ameztoi, Rose Getariako Txakolina, Rubentis, Basque Wine, Spain.
Wild old school Basque rose with a light fizz almost and bracing acidity, the 2012 Ameztoi pink is super fresh and delicious. A bit brisker and more pale than the last three vintages, this edition of the Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis doesn’t lack for excitement and I really enjoyed it’s intensity and vigor with loads of mineral and saline infused flavors that are very zesty and electric on the palate. There is sea salted watermelon, savory chalk and herbs, sour cherry and vibrant citrus with lime and strawberry undertones. This is as dry as it gets in Rose and it is unbelievably clear and sharp, making for total refreshment, this is a great summer sipper with a very light crisp nature. I can’t wait to grab a few of these for myself, and it is always a big hit on warm days and evenings, be sure to look for it if you like a dusty dry style pink.
($23 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive