Posts Tagged ‘cinsault’

Chateau de Montfaucon

March 18, 2010

Baron Louis 2006

Cotes du Rhone

750ml. $32.99.

Blend : Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre, Counoise 

The 2006 Baron Louis presents a very intense nose with mineral, flinty scents underpinning the dark fruit, green pepper aromas. This is Grenache turf and the variety flexes it muscle: an alcoholic waft blows off the glass, without being impertinent or over the top. The texture is mercurial, runny, playful, with the nose tones reverberating on the palate. Extremely fine tannins lead the lips into a slight pucker with gusto. Medium body, elegance and finesse define this Southern Rhone wine. The finish is long, subtle, with touches of pepper, mint and other herbs crushed on a stone mortar. Delicious.

 

 

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La Galiniere, a Delicate Rosé

June 15, 2009

Love this rosé from Bouches-de-Rhone, the mouth of the famous river, not too far from the Mediterranean. Chateau de la Galiniere rose 2007 255A simple yet classic label, with an appealing salmon pink color, that seems to whisper “summer is here”. The nose is very subtle, no outbursts of fruit but rather light brushstrokes of meadow flowers and a hint of nuts. The palate is bone dry and equally delicate, very light but full of character. Roses and red pamplemousse predominate. Acidity high and very refreshing, reverberates on the tongue in a good, lasting finish with blood orange rind. This rose stands really well on its own or accompanying a plate of seafood salad.

Product: Vendanges Manuelles, Rose

Variety: unknown, probably Grenache and Cinsault

Vintage: 2008

Winery: Chateau de la Galiniere

Origin: Bouches-de-Rhone, Provence, France

Alcohol: 13.0%

Price: 18.99 (Everything Wine)