This is a clear, pale salmon color wine, a pretty rosé. Delicate red-berry fruit aromas, fresh, subtle raspberries and strawberries, lead into a flavor of tart red berries, very dry, snappy acidity and a crisp, minerally “rainwater” quality in a crisp flavor that adds a touch of Meyer lemon as it lasts and lasts. Made from 100% Pinot Noir at a rational 12.5% alcohol, it’s a very good rosé and a versatile food wine. U.S. importer: Wines of France Inc., Mountainside, N.J. (May 18, 2016)
FOOD MATCH: The winery suggests serving it as an aperitif and with salads, cold cuts and grilled meats. I like dry rosé with moderately spicy Asian fare. It was excellent with a Thai-style green curry with green beans, tofu and fresh garden cilantro.
WHEN TO DRINK: Like any good quality wine, this will hold for a few years, but I love rosé when it’s young and fresh. This 2015 has not yet reached its first birthday, and I like that.
VALUE: A retail price over $20 might slow some of us down, and Wine-Searcher.com calculates the average U.S. retail at $21, so I paid a couple of dollars over the line. It’s a very good rosé, though, and I don’t regret forking over the bucks for one bottle.
The back-label QR code directs you to Andre Neveu’s English-language home page For information about the rosé, click the pale-pink bottle on the left.
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