Saturday, April 7, 2012

The First Rose' of Spring

The latest sure sign of spring is the arrival in the wine departments of the first rose' wines of the year.  In this case it was a 2011 Guilhem, Moulin de Gassac, a Pays D'Herault  from the Languedoc region of France.

Very pale pink in the glass and when the light hit it just right one got a touch of salmon orange as well.  Lots of red berries and strawberries in the nose and those fruits dominated in the taste as well, though there was a touch of peach with this wine as well.  Light, pleasant, happy, good acidity, nice fruity finish - just about everything one is looking for in a rose'.

The wine is a blend of 40 grenache, 40% carignan and 20% syrah.

12% alcohol and $12.

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