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2009 Trapan “Ruby Rosé” – Syrah, the youngest rosé in Istria

by Gogo on April 22, 2010

in All wines,EatIstria Vino

This season Bruno Trapan launched another Istrian rosé, the third in a row (at least to my knowledge, let me know if I’m wrong) after the ones from Veralda and Roxanich wineries. This is the first one made from Syrah, a variety that is getting popular in the last few years.

2009 Trapan "Ruby Rosé" - Syrah

This wine is more white than rosé. I don’t mean the color, the color is fine, a brilliant soft rosé shade (like pink roses) with a subtle copper note. But it tastes and smells like a white wine. On the first sip I thought – Hey, it’s like Istrian Malvasia! The skins of Syrah were only briefly in contact with the must (and before fermentation started) so that subtle tannin bite, a characteristic of rosé wines, is very modest.

The nose is floral, with notes of red roses and a bit of green grass, in fact it smells like the spring but there’s no fruit as I would expect from Syrah. In the mouth is round and soft but solid acids give a nice contrast and it’s closing with tasty minerals (like in many Trapan’s wines, here – 2007 “Ponente” Malvasia) that give you that perfect mouthwatering effect.

It’s a very easy drinking stuff, of light to medium structure, perfect as an aperitif wine or paired with some fish carpaccio. I am sure it will be adored by female wine lovers – as soon as they spot the stylish bottle that explodes in Barbie-pink colors they’ll put it in the shopping cart.

Even if Ruby Rosé is not (yet) a real rosé in all its glory, it will certainly convince the people from Istria that on a hot summer day near the beach one not necessarily needs to order a beer.

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