Maker: F. Giordano S.p.A., Diano d’Alba, Italy
Varietal: Pinot Rosé
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
Eventus Pinot Rosé 2006 is an interesting wine. We hadn’t tried a rose wine in a long time, though from a coloration standpoint Gallo Cafe Zinfandel nearly fell into that category. Pinot Rosé is made from Pinot Noir grapes, but the skins are removed after only a few hours to result in the pink color. The flavor is very different from Pinot Noir, too. Eventus Pinot Rosé has a pleasant but mild aroma of cherry and tropical fruit. On the palate, we found pear, cherry, pineapple, and some slightly puckery grapefruit. The acidity makes this wine a bit more interesting, though overall it’s rather fruity and simple. Served chilled, it’s a refreshing, fruity, moderately dry rose wine that is pleasant late-summer fare. When the days are hot and the humidity is high, a cool glass of this wine is fine for accompanying food or enjoying by itself.
Eventus Pinot Rose is an Italian wine from Puglia, and, according to the firm’s website, “The perfect growing climate of Apulia in Italy’s south gives the Pinot Noir grapes perfect early maturity while maintaining an attractive level of acidity.” We couldn’t find out much about the brand, but it appears that Eventus is a relatively new offering from F. Giordano, a century-old winery that has grown into a sizable production and distribution operation.
Don’t expect a lot of subtlety and complexity from Eventus Pinot Rosé 2006, but it’s a pleasant and refreshing wine for the dog days of summer.