We kicked off the 19th Virtual Wine Tasting with this French rosé, served at room temp and chilled for comparison. The wine is a lovely pale orange in the glass. The tasters found aromas and flavors of apricot, almond, tangerine, strawberry, citrus, marzipan and pink grapefruit. The chilled version was more intense with peach, quince, citrus, honeysuckle and green pear on the nose and peach, rhubarb (?), orange and crab apples on the palate. We felt the wine was a touch sour with a bitter aftertaste. The room temp version had medium acidity whilst the chilled one was more acidic. Overall I give the wine 88 points. Drink now with smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail or a salad Nicoise. At $20 per, it gets 3 stars from me. Salut….
I picked up a few bottles of this summer stunner from Costco for $15 each. Served well chilled on a hot afternoon it was delicious, light and fruity. It is medium salmon colored and has a delightful nose of orange peel, nectarine, lemon and peach. On the palate I also sensed acacia. Medium acidity and a medium body lead to a refreshing mouthfeel. The finish of this dry blend of Grenache and Cinsault was relatively short and crisp. I really enjoyed it and for the price, this 89 point wine gets 4 stars. Drink this summer! Salut….
Really pretty peach color. On the nose- fragrant and fruity with strawberry, apricot and orange peel. The palate is refreshing, weightier than I imagined and true to the strawberry core with orange zest and quince being the primary flavors. A very finely balanced acidity makes for a nice mouthfeel, not overly tart yet reminding me of its presence. The mid palate has a glycerin feel to it . The finish is orange peel and kumquat, decent in length. 89 points and 4 stars for this $12 Rose’. We drank it with charcuterie. Salut….
I’m not a huge Jolie-Pitt fan, but when they teamed up with the French Perrin Family they caught the wine world by surprise. I have only just seen this wine for sale and had to try it. The last time I drank a Rose was….. no idea. I must say I am way out of my comfort zone when it comes to drinking this style of wine, which I do not really like nor dislike.
Orangy pink in the glass, it reminds me of peach juice. A nose of- you guessed it, peach! I also get some citrus, of the tangerine variety. Intriguing. On the palate, this wine is offering strawberry, lemon zest and pineapple. It has very little acidity yet packs a certain bitterness I can’t quite put my finger on. The mid palate is generous with more fruit and the finish is long. More strawberry with flower notes on the tail end. 88 points, served with panko/parmesan crusted chicken. I paid $21 for this light and refreshing wine. It gets 3 stars from me but scored really well with the pros. Salut….