Flavors – Very fruity and juicy, but still pretty focused and clean with ripe flavors of strawberries and watermelon
Nose – The aromas echo the flavors
Price – $15
Overall Impressions – I’ve never been very fond of roses fashioned from malbec and while I don’t hate them, I don’t love them either. They tend to be clunky and UN-interesting, which very well could be more of an issue of me just not having the right one. This Altrea though, is enough to change my mind and compel me to be a little more open to the varietal. This wine highlights for me based on this past experience, just how important a grape’s place of origin and production method affects the final product. Nothing like a wine like this to keep my open-mindedness and taste in check. In fact, let this be a lesson to all wine consumers out there — Keep an open mind!