Saturday, April 30, 2011
Chapoutier Belleruche Rose' 2010
The third wine in the trio from M. Chapoutier is a rose, a Cotes du Rhone Rose'. No need for this wine to take a back seat to the red version or the white version. All three are delicious.
The rose' is a pale wine in the glass, almost copper colored. The aroma is pure strawberry with some peach skin thrown in for good measure, and the wine isn't shy with those aromas. The taste is nearly bone dry strawberries with a tiny bit of cherry mixed in. Very lively acidity that puts some zing in the wine. I was pleasantly surprised by the length of finish of this wine. With it being a 2010 vintage it was remarkably fresh.
There was some grill roasted cod with a roasted corn relish alongside - roasted corn, red and green peppers, red onion, parsley and basil all mixed with some olive oil and a touch of lemon juice and sherry vinegar. It was a great combination with the wine.
13.5% alcohol and another steal at $10.
We laid in a mixed case of the three Chapoutier wines to help carry us through the spring and early summer. Very good wines at a true bargain price.