Mia Rosado 2013($9.99)
I had just gotten home, and in the frig ready for me to enjoy was the Mia Rosado 2013. Nice and cold and brilliantly pink. It stood out more than anything else in the frig, even more than the food. So, I poured a glass for my honey, one for me, and pressed the record button.
What happened after…
I made some shrimp because I couldn’t get my Asian Shrimp Salad out of my mind. Instead of the salad greens though (I didn’t have enough salad material), I made jasmine rice. It was a perfect pairing. Now, here’s the thing about the Mia Rosado 2013 by the Spanish winemaker, Gloria Collell: It is a delicate and sweet wine but not overly sweet. Even though you think “pretty in pink,” it is not too sweet. Don’t think Riesling. Don’t think Porto. There’s enough acidity in the Mia Rosado 2013 to tame the sweetness down. On the nose, it’s floral of soft fruits and beautifully aromatic. In the mouth, you taste raspberries and strawberries.
Since there’s a dryness at the end that makes this wine a good wine to eat with your meal, you might want to consider this for your Valentine’s Day dinner. The big day is right around the corner, isn’t it? I wouldn’t pair this with a steak dinner for you and your honey. However, if you’re making lobster…. I know lobster is expensive, but it’s Valentine’s Day after all… this is your wine. This is also a good starter wine with cold cuts and cheeses. Or maybe you’re ending your dinner with chocolates and raspberries? Yum! Your Valentine will love you! Well, he/ she probably already does, but maybe they will love you even more… if that’s possible.
Cheers and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disclosure: I received a sample of this wine for editorial purposes.