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Thalia Kotsifali Mandilaria Rose 2016 Wine Review

Thalia Kotsifali Mandilaria Rose 2016

Thalia Kotsifali Mandilaria Rose 2016

Crete, Greece

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $9.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Rosés

Winery: Thalia

Agent: Kolonaki Group Inc

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A very pretty, dry Greek rose made from the Kotsifali and Mandilaria grapes. Notes of tiny field strawberries. Perfect as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood.

This Thalia Kotsifali Mandilaria Rose 2016 was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Heady citrus and floral notes carry through to a zippy lime finish.
A super great value rose, perfect with white fish dishes or simple pizza.
Tasted March 2018.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of strawberry and honey. Medium-bodied, tart taste with a smooth finish.

I'd pair this with a hot summer day or seafood. This wine isn't overpowering in flavour so would pair well with a dish that has lots of flavours so that the wine isn't competing with your dish.

Tasted March 11, 2018
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

An accessible rosé designed for patio season. Wild strawberry, anise on the nose. On the palate, wild strawberry and savoury. Zesty, light, refreshing. Pairs well with baked salmon and seasonal veggies. Tasted NV in March 2018. 88 points. Great value.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A fun rosé made from traditional Crete varietals, Kotsifali and Mandilaria. Both produce soft wines, with lots of alcohol and colour.
In thos rosé they've been managed to prodduce a soft, low acid, dryish wine with some pretty aromatics.
Orangey-red in colour, with some orange and strawberry flavours. It has a really interesting mineral finish.
Put it with some cajun gumbo or something involving tomato and seafood.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

A wallet- and food-friendly rosé.…
Presentation: A clean, feminine label
Appearance: Pale salmon
Nose: Light nose with watermelon, honeydew melon, grass/herbs
Taste: Light body, medium-high acidity, low tannins, with citrus rind, herbaceous notes, asparagus, wet stone, and a hint of spice
Finish: long mineral and spice finish
Overall impression: A light rosé for the hot summer months to pair with salad and grilled fare.
Value: 5/5
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Mild floral aromas with wild strawberries and lemon zest notes. Light easy drinking and pretty in pink. Enjoy with feta and strawberry skewers. Tasted March 2018.

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