Tuesday 25 June 2013

Second Rosé This Summer

It has so far been a slow rosé season, but I have now bought some bottles and will go through them the next couple of weeks.
You´re not suppose to like rosé wines if you pretend to be a true connoisseur....but I´m too old to care about what I should like and what I am supposed to dislike.
I like - well made mind you! - rosé wines, and they do go very well with the lighter food we eat in the summer time - no Beef Wellington until autumn!

2012 Rouviere, Château Routas
The blend is 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The nose is open, light and fresh with notes of wild strawberries, rhubarb, red currants and road dust. At first very nice and almost refined. But with air and warmth it gets a bit candy like and the fruit feels more man made than by the old mighty.
The taste is dry and fresh with notes of not yet ripe raspberries, rhubarb, licorice and gravel. In the medium long finish there is a hint of white peppar. Very good.
The taste is better than the nose and when drinking and sniffing it at 11-12 degrees it is a fine rosé from Provence. But don´t let it get too warm! Info here.
85p   (tasted 2013/06)

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