It’s summer. It’s hot (above 100 in Dallas for about 10 days straight through the beginning of this week). So the Wine Curmudgeon doesn’t want to hear any whining about how real men don’t drink pink. Plus, there is a much welcome screw top.
The El Coto (about $12) is a step up from most Spanish roses. This, as regular visitors here know, is high praise given how much I respect these wines. The El Coto has a prettier color than most of the others, though it’s just as dry and clean and mineral-like as any of my favorites. It’s a blend of tempranillo and garnacha, and the latter may give it an edge that tempranillo-only roses don’t have.
Drink this chilled whenever you want, whether it’s this summer, this holiday weekend, at a barbecue, by your pool, in your air conditioned living room, or at a wine bar that is smart enough to sell it. It will pair with almost anything that isn’t big red beef.
Coming tomorrow: More Fourth of July wine suggestions.