The Don’t Mind If I Do Rosé 2021 is a $7.99 Aldi exclusive. This Rosé has 85 calories, Zero sugar, and 9% Alcohol content, along with being gluten-free and vegan friendly. It is produced for Aldi by Scheid Family Vineyards who are one of the pioneers of Monterey, California wine.
Scheid Family has a brand named Sunny with a Chance of Flowers that has the same 85 calories, no sugar, and low alcohol details. While it is reasonable to think these wines are related they may not be the same. The grapes used in the Don’t Mind If I Do can be different. Though Scheid Family Vineyards are known for estate-grown wine. They started with a 10-acre vineyard and currently have 12 vineyards.
The Don’t Mind If I Do Rosé 2021 uses Schheid’s proprietary process to lower the sugar and the alcohol and they are leaders in producing this category of wine. Often when you remove something from the wine you can tell something is missing when you sip it. Scheid has figured out how to mitigate that effect.
Aldi does not offer any information about this Rosé, so instead of having a review about the Don’t Mind If I Do and actually writing about the Sunny With a Chance of Flowers we will head to the tasting portion.
The Don’t Mind If I Do Rosé 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is on the amber side of pink with a little orange, it is a pretty color. The nose is cherry, tangerine, dried strawberry, slightly candied, but not sweet. The Don’t Mind If I Do Rosé 2021 does not taste like a “Diet” wine. It is closer to light-bodied than medium, but the flavors are firm.
This Rosé tastes like a cherry lemonade, with a hint of spice, a little raspberry mixed with melon. The mid-palate mirrors the main body of the Rosé but does add a slight salty sensation along with strawberry. The acidity does its job well and has enough zip to entice you to take another sip.
- The Don’t Mind If I Do Rosé 2021 is surprisingly tasty for a wine that is good for you.
- I think this style of wine works well with Rosé wine where a lighter-bodied wine is expected.
- This is a wine that would still be recommended even if it wasn’t lo-cal and no sugar.