Tonight we explore two Marsannay Pinot Rose wines. Pretty much equal in structure, character and mouth feel, although the Clair-Dau was a tad better on this evening. They both went very well with grilled salmon with a basil sauce and sauteed mushrooms.
2010 Bruno Clair Marsannay Rose
A cool, somewhat restrained nose with notes of wild strawberries, almost ripe rasberries, earth and a touch of licorice. A nice laid back sweetness . Good. Very fresh.
The taste is fresh, medium bodied and cool with notes of rasberries, blood oranges, dry earth and milk chocolate. A medium long, fresh finish. Nice but a tad anonymous. The lengt is fine though, with a good dry twist.
85p (tasted 2012/05)
2011 Domaine Clair-Dau Rose de Marsannay
A Domaine Clair-Dau wine although it was vinified and bottled by Jadot. The nose is a little tight but with nice notes of wild strawberries, freshly washed clothes drying in the air, thyme and a touch of bonfire smoke. Very good.
The taste is fine, cool and elegant with notes of lingonberries, rasberries, blood oranges, warm herbs and a dusty summer road. A fine, fresh finish that ends dry. A fine balance.
88p (tasted 2012/05)