My honest review of Bodegas Sierra Norte Ananto Rosé.
This is a series of posts designed to help you choose the right boxed wine for you. No one would ever pay me to write about this, so you can rest assured my opinions are unbiased.
Overall value of the wine is primarily graded by taste and the number of ice cubes needed to make it drinkable. Wines are rated on a grading scale of F to A+.
So join me as I suffer through three liters of every Black Box, Bota, Barefoot, etc and take myself way too seriously.
Bodegas Sierra Norte Ananto Rosé Honest Review
Uber easy to open and pour. Attractive enough design, although the butterflies remind me of a Lisa Frank lunchbox.
Gloriousness. This rosé seriously surprised me. It’s made from 100% Bobal, which most people haven’t heard of but is the third most planted red grape in Spain. No idea why we don’t see it around more, because it makes some seriously delicious wines.
But I digress: this rosé pours a lovely, pale pinkish color and has a pleasant, citrusy aroma. The taste itself reminds me a lot of a Gamay rosé — dry, light, and a bit tart, with ripe red and pink fruits. Just incredibly refreshing. A perfect acidity and maybe even a little bit of salinity push this wine from a 9 to a 10.
(It’s also organic and Vegan, which I personally could care less about, but realize is a thing people like.)
# OF ICE CUBES NEEDED
Dare I say zero? It’s a rare day in boxed wine land that I’m NOT trying to water down unpleasant flavors, so this alone highlights the specialness of this box.
This is a pretty versatile wine when it comes to food pairing. I would do it with seafood, chicken, Chinese food, Thai food, pasta, mild and sharper cheeses.
Really, this would pair nicely with most savory dishes that aren’t red meat-based.
Overall Value: A+
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you know that they’re less than glowing, and mass-produced, commercial boxed wine is usually… a little trash.
This, on the other hand, is the Bentley of boxed wines — just without the high price tag.
It’s definitely harder to find and more “boutique” than most boxed wines, but it is 100% worth trying to get your hands on and my favorite boxed rosé I’ve ever had. For only about $19, the price and quality are simply unbeatable.