Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault from Cotes-du-Rhone, France.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Terlato Wines International for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"My Reference.Not sure I followed all that, but it's really inconsequential because this is another great rosé. Much like those found on our Refreshing Rosé list and the recently reviewed Beach House Rosé, today we have another inexpensive and delicious summertime sipper.
Wines with a Signature, the expression of M. Chapoutier taste.
A will to avoid developing a "typical taste" or a set style.
On the contrary, a permanent objective to work on differences in tastes, to bring out the specific tastes provided by each local terroir and wine.
This is how we could sum up the Chapoutier Estate quest, which has been present in the Rhone Valley since 1808.
The 2011 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-Du-Rhone Rosé begins with pleasant aromas of strawberry, raspberry and other red fruits plus a little citrus. Tasting this fresh wine shows lots of red fruit, a little watermelon, spice and some sour apple. This wine has a really nice, clean taste and is slightly creamy. On the finish the sour apple and cherry flavors get a little stronger. Delicious stuff.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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