Thursday, July 7, 2011

In Search of Rosé - Mas de Gourgonnier les Baux-de-Provence

This weeks Rosé is from Provence, France.  This 2010 Mas de Gourgonnier les Baux-de-Provence is made from 60% Grenache and a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The color was a nice pale salmon which I like for a Rosé.  The nose was minerally with hits of strawberry and distant notes of pear.

On the palate I found it chalk on slate. Flavors of strawberry, hints of cran-raspberry and lemon rind dance on your tongue.  The finish was lingering of tart cran-raspberry with a trace of strawberry.

I felt the wine was reasonably balanced.  
Price - $14.99 at Arlington Wines & Liquors

Still in search of....................
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