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Roussely Touraine-Chenonceaux Rouge 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT week day red blend.

Producer/Winery: Vincent Roussely; Clos Roussely; Angé, France.

Grape Variety: Rhone blend – 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Touraine-Chenonceaux; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: BBQ pork, oven fried potatoes and coleslaw.

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Opaque, purple/ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Strong, heavy ripe plum and blackberry aromas. Spicy, tart and juicy mouthfeel, full body and a 150-grit texture. Gobs of flavor including RIPE plum, blackberry, current and dark cherry fruit with glimmers of cinnamon and peppery spice. Plenty of bright acidity, very ample fine grained tannins and a long complex finish. WOW, this was a “substantial” red blend. The bold juicy fruit character of the wine paired well with the BBQ pork. We both commented that this was an EXCELLENT week day red blend.

Spring in the Clos Roussely vineyard
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Alcohol Content: 14.1%

Closure: Foil covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Barrique Wines; Durham, North Carolina.