This is the darkest rosé wine I have ever seen: it's more shocking pink than rosé, and I have seen plenty of red wines (beaujolais, for example) which have been lighter in colour.
Nose or Smell
Unmistakeably apples - red apples, not the tart green ones. And possibly a little sweet pear too... just a little.
Apples. Bags and bags of apples. But not the weak apple-y flavour from the white flesh - this is the much stronger apple flavour from right next to the skin. And there is a great acid component of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. The dry tannin structure of the wine contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of the apple flavour, and there is an interesting bitter finish, like the zest from the grapefruit. Good length too.
At first I was surprised just how apple-y this wine was, and then intrigued by the bitterness of the zesty finish. I wasn't sure about it initially because it's an unusual flavour, but I paired it with spicy Portuguese chicken (just flash-fried in a pan with chilli and lime) and it was superb -- the sweetness and the bitterness complementing the spicy chicken beautifully.
Shocking pink, packed with red-apple and grapefruit flavours and excellent with spicy food.