Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Corail de Roquefort 2009
The wine is from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Vermentino and Clairette and checked in at 12.5% alcohol and was $15. After a slight chill we opened the wine and drank it with cold chicken slices with mayonnaise and grainy mustard and a salad. Bright, coppery pink in color the wine had a dry, dusty aroma about it mixed in with some fruit. The taste was all about just ripe strawberries and white peaches on top of that dusty aroma. There was almost a Chablis like minerality to this wine. Very good length of finish for a rose' and absolutely great acid. At the very end there was a hint of rhubarb. A refreshingly good wine, and now there are two more in the cellar that will not have to wait long to be consumed.