Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Corail de Roquefort 2009

The New York Times reviewed rose' wines a few weeks ago and their panel chose the 2009 Corail de Roquefort as their favorite, and also as their best buy.  Since my palate tends to agree with these folks I was delighted to find the wine sitting in a display at the local market.

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.

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