I should have been scared. By two things.
In the case of this wine, the Rocabela Vinho Verde Rose, I should have known that something that is “Vinho Verde” and “Rose” might suffer from an identity crisis. Plus, “Delightfully Refreshing,” as it says on the bottle, is code. Usually, code for “something I won’t like.” I still want to talk my way into Portugal someday to figure out what the story is here…but, til then, let’s get to the review.
Rocabela Vinho Verde Rose Review
First of all, we’re using the PC and can’t find the right key to add the accent mark. So sorry about that. Plus, the whole SEO thing might mean that we need to keep the accent mark out of this post. Anyhow…
Tasted like it wanted to be a champagne, but an average one at that. Tiny amount of bubbles – why does it pale in comparison to that other rose? No clue. (“That other rose” is the one from Trader Joe’s that we reviewed here.)
We expected – with the weather and the barbecued chicken – to find this to be the perfect thing yesterday. IT WASN’T. So disappointing.
As opposed to the Vinho Rose from TJ’s, this is “Vinho Verde Rose,” which refers to the region of Portugal where it’s grown. Learn more here and, Wines of Portugal folks, consider this our audition – we would love to come visit.
Only $4.99 at Aldi. Not a…well, not a BAD buy. But we’ve had much better from Aldi.
Metasip Grade: B-
We can’t pull the trigger on a higher grade. We are anxious to try more Portuguese wine – again, there’s really good stuff made there, and not just Port and Vinho Verde (the wine, not the region).