Montelle Red Blend Augusta Rose Gold 2004

External Review by Appellation America:

Discussing the fine Rosé Gold at Montelle Winery in Augusta, Missouri, is tricky. It is a blend of four grapes, including Dechaunac, which is hard to pronounce, and Seyval, which is also known as Seyve Villard 5-276. Analysis with our in-born senses, however, exposes a welcoming wine of consideration. The wine is pink/orange (not gold). As with the color, studying the smell reveals a tight mixture of tree fruit and berries. Some tartness teases the edges of the tongue at first, but the low tannin Dechaunac finishes off smoothly. It is a light wine but, by no means, thin or washed out. It is full of fruit, and over-sweetness is reigned in. The Seyval leads with soft lemon and clove tones. Dechaunac follows “trippingly on the tongue.” Prince Hamlet, from Shakespeare’s play, said that in a tense moment.For this blushing wine, however, we should look not to Hamlet but to the highly romantic balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet.” Indeed. Call it gold or orange or Seyve Villard 5-276, Montelle’s Rosé Gold is a fun, yet deserving, wine. I’m sure Shakespeare meant his words to read “That which we call a rosé…$8.49 / 750 ml

Add winemaker's notes
Region: USA » Missouri » Augusta

Vintages

  • 2004

+ Vintage
Winery: Montelle Winery
Color: Rosé
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Montelle Winery:
The Augusta region was nationally known for its wine during the 19th century, but Prohibition halted the state’s winemaking for decades. Then, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a few pioneering souls began to refurbish the old vineyards and winery buildings. One of these pioneers was Clayton Byers, who founded Montelle Vineyards in 1970. The winery was later purchased in 1998 by present owner... Read more
The Augusta region was nationally known for its wine during the 19th century, but Prohibition halted the state’s winemaking for decades. Then, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a few pioneering souls began to refurbish the old vineyards and winery buildings. One of these pioneers was Clayton Byers, who founded Montelle Vineyards in 1970. The winery was later purchased in 1998 by present owner and wine maker Tony Kooyumjian. The secret to our success in producing outstanding wines is our vineyards. The Augusta area was chosen as the first viticultural area in the United States because of our unique soils, microclimate, and history, and it is our mission to produce wines that exemplify the uniqueness of this eleven square mile area. Our philosophy is to farm our vineyards with a respect for the land and the environment. As a result, our wines are fresh, fragrant, focused, and well balanced, but most of all, express the uniqueness of our vineyards. It is this attention to detail that has enabled us to produce wines that are continuously recognized for their uniqueness and superior quality. In addition to our wines, Montelle is also the first winery in Missouri with a distillery. We produce four kinds of brandy: apple, peach, cherry and grape (grappa). Stepping into our tasting room will transform you into a complete state of relaxation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect wine for any occasion. We also aspire to reveal the pleasures of pairing fine wine and food. Therefore, our Klondike Café offers fresh, high quality cuisine to complement our wines. Choose from a wide selection of gourmet wraps, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to be enjoyed on our vast deck, where it is easy to lose yourself in a magnificent view of the Missouri River Valley. The next time you have a meeting, event or just a weekend outing to plan, please keep “Missouri’s most scenic winery” in mind. Read less

External Reviews for Montelle Red Blend Augusta Rose Gold

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Discussing the fine Rosé Gold at Montelle Winery in Augusta, Missouri, is tricky. It is a blend of four grapes, including Dechaunac, which is hard to pronounce, and Seyval, which is also known as Seyve Villard 5-276. Analysis with our in-born senses, however, exposes a welcoming wine of consideration. The wine is pink/orange (not gold). As with the color, studying the smell reveals a tight mixture of tree fruit and berries. Some tartness teases the edges of the tongue at first, but the low tannin Dechaunac finishes off smoothly. It is a light wine but, by no means, thin or washed out. It is full of fruit, and over-sweetness is reigned in. The Seyval leads with soft lemon and clove tones. Dechaunac follows “trippingly on the tongue.” Prince Hamlet, from Shakespeare’s play, said that in a tense moment.For this blushing wine, however, we should look not to Hamlet but to the highly romantic balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet.” Indeed. Call it gold or orange or Seyve Villard 5-276, Montelle’s Rosé Gold is a fun, yet deserving, wine. I’m sure Shakespeare meant his words to read “That which we call a rosé…$8.49 / 750 ml




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network