Saturday, April 4, 2015

Early Spring Rose'

There are blue skies and sunshine here and the the wine stores are receiving the new vintages of rose' wines, and they are discounting the last of the previous vintage.  I snatched up several to get a jump on even warmer weather.

Let's start with Chateau Trians from Coteaux Varois en Provence.  This is a mixture of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.  It was opened just a short time ago because a half cup was needed for a marinade for a thick slab of ham that will go on the grill tonight.  This wine just screams "Spring" at the top of its lungs.  There was a blast of fruit salad aromas in the glass and a wonderful flavor of ripe strawberries and cherries.  The color in the glass was faded copper or pale salmon.  The acidity was in perfect harmony and there was just enough tannin to liven things up.  This is going to be a very happy wine with dinner tonight.

2013 Chateau Trians Rose'.  13.5% alcohol and $13.

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