Thursday, June 30, 2011

In Search of Rosé - Domaine Couly Dutheil Rosé

In continuing on my search for a good Rosé I purchased this 2009 Domaine Couly Dutheil Rosé from Arlington Wines & Liquor.  It was on sale at $17.09, but regular price is $18.99.  Strange price, right.  This wine is from the central Loire Valley in France, region of Touraine, appellation of Chinon. Interesting fact that Rosé de Loire must use at least 30% of either Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine is a Rosé of Cabernet Franc.  I thought this should be good, I love Cabernet Franc. On the bouquet I found sweet aromas of red berries, and tart cranberry.  As the wine warmed up the aromas turn to red berry punch.

On the palate I got red berries, cranberry and a little minerally with a dry finish.  Nothing is strikingly jumping out at me.  It's very monolithic.

Continuing my search............
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