Now summer is really getting close and today with the super nice weather we had I just thought I'd write a post about Pink, that I have planned for so long. Yes indeed the rosé season is upon us for real (even though I'd happily drink rosé all year round), and the hunt has begun to find new favorites. Here in Sweden we have been so lucky as to get Parés Baltà's, Pink, on the shelves of the monopoly, and it has quickly become something that very often can be found in my fridge.
Pink is a wonderful rosé cava of the medium pale sort I'd say. Based on two white grapes, parellada 32% and macabeu 30%, it gets it color only from the 38% garnacha. I must say that it is a great blend. The Parellada gives it elegance while the garnacha naturally brings the read fruits. The macabeu on the other hand must be the reason why this blend does not "tip over" with ripe strawberries, raspberries and alike, like so many rosés do, leaving you with a "jam-like" taste on the tongue. Pink stays elegant, balanced and fruity, with a nice finish, and jam is really the last thing on my mind! I'd say that Pink is a lovely cava just to enjoy the way it is, in the afternoon sun, but I'm sure it would go well to lots of sallads and many types of tapas. And by the way... don't be fooled by the white control mark on the cork, it is really aged for 18 months, and hence a Reserva, although a very vibrant sort.
Here in Sweden it is a real bargain too, only 99 SEK, which is good value for money in my opinion. And I forgot to mention that it is hundred percent ecological/biodynamic!
To be honest I had a glass after my run yesterday evening. I thought I had earned it.
If you'd like to see what Parés Baltà has in their portfolio in general you can find all the info you need at: http://www.paresbalta.com