28 Sep Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine, Clarksburg
Summer has come to an end. Fall is here and you can feel it in the air. The weather is cooling down and the leaves are turning brown. But, that did not stop me from opening up a bottle of rosé this week. To rebel against any notions that rosé is meant to be enjoyed in the Spring and Summer, I opened the Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine, Clarksburg, the Please The Palate wine of the week.
The Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine is a unique blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Mourvèdre. These two grapes may not seem like likely partners as Tempranillo originates in Spain and Mourvèdre is from France. But, Mourvèdre is also known as Mataro or Monastrell, which is from Spain. The blending of these two grapes is not a classic blend but is gaining popularity in Spanish wines.
Anarchist Wine Co is known for its creativity and independence from tradition with their unique blends and imaginative names. The Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine is a play on the name of the rock band “Rage Against the Machine”. It is a pale pink color with vibrant aromas of ripe strawberry, nectarine, and watermelon. On the palate, the wine has a lovely creamy texture that gives the wine weight, but it is the bright, crisp acidity that lingers and lingers and lingers until you salivate for more!
The Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine also has a cool label with what they call “Generative Art” in which they incorporate data from people and places that capture the inspiration for each wine in the series. For this wine, it “incorporates data from the lives of beatniks, singers, writers, and activists who refuse to accept top-down restrictive thinking. Their data shook things up in our algorithm, and out came a dynamic piece of art suitable for our free-thinking, hand crafted, lovely pink powerhouse.”
If you like to be a rebel, drink rosé year round and try the Anarchist Wine Co 2020 Rosé Against The Machine, which retails for $26.