Phaedra Xinomavro Rose, Kir-Yianni Estate, PGI Macedonia, Greece, 2012
Plastic cork closure, 12.5%, Waitrose, £9.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity pink, showing distinct tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, youthful, with red fruit aromas of slightly stewed strawberries and spicy red cherry, and there is a suggestion of ripe tomato in the background.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, a very smooth light tannic grip, medium alcohol, medium (-) body, and medium intensity flavours of strawberry and red cherry. The length is medium (-) with a clean finish.
Quality – an acceptable quality wine, with a balance between acidity and alcohol, which are in harmony with the intensity of flavour. The nose and palate are quite monotone, lacking complexity, the palate tailing off quite quickly. Consume within 12 months.