DOMINO | Oivos Rosé | #


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We will review something quite different tonight – a Wine of Greece, but we will still keep the rosé wine theme for now – that delicious, light and refreshing wine style that is growing in popularity with each passing season. The wine that we’ve selected for the review today is a dark horse – Oivos Rosé from Domino, and there’s only one way to find out how good it is.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:


The wine has a clear copper-orange color, that reminds you of strawberry fresh juice, with the rim-color of a rusted copper-shade.


The nose is moderate and tight, with nuanced scents of moist wood. The first nose is all about sour fruits, mixed with some subtle savory notes: red bell pepper, red cranberry, red apple, red mirabelle, strawberry and wormwood.


The wine is dry, with some hints of residual sugar. It has high alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste bitter, sharp and flabby.  This is an herbaceous, delicate and austere rosé wine, that is in no way refreshing or crisp. The wine has a poor overall balance – it tastes a bit mouldy and astringent – not what you’d expect form a rosé wine.


The wine has a short finish with a faulty and quite bitter-sharp aftertaste which makes the wine feel aggressive, burning all your taste buds.

chartsThis is definitely a poor Wine of Greece and the overall rating says the same, with 81.8 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.

Last but not least, we would like to mention that this is a not a classic rosé wine, that is made by maceration or bleeding method, similar to those made all over the world. No, not at all, it is rather a red wine that was not given enough maceration time, or a very old pinot noir wine, that turned bright-copper with time. Unfortunately, this wine could not deliver that refreshing breeze over heated sands of Aegean famous islands, nor did it deliver the much desired Greek summer inside that one glass of divine rosé mixture. But don’t worry Greece, we will meet again, soon, very soon.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Oivos Rosé | #

grape: | agiorgitiko |

region: Greece | Crete

overall rating: | 81.8 |

conclusion: poor | don’t, just don’t



(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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