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Chateau De Manissy Tavel Rose Cuvee Des Lys 2012



Recommendation: Recommended as a buy.

Winery/Producer: Chateau De Manissy, France

Grape Variety: Rosé blend: Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault and Bourboulenc

Geographic Origin: Rhone, France

Vintage: 2012

Price: $18.00

Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Grilled salmon, garlic potatoes and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Crystal clear pink color. Earthy bouquet with floral hints. Rich, dry raspberry taste that continues into a nice long mineral finish. I’m always surprised to have such an intense rich flavor from such a pale colored wine. This is complex, refreshing and delicious, and goes well with the grilled salmon. It’s a really GREAT Rosé that goes near the top of our list of recommended wines.

    She said: You will give up your old ideas of Rosé when you taste this fabulous wine. We chose it because we wanted a wine that would complement our potato dish containing an abundance of home-grown elephant garlic. The wine has a depth and character that spell elegance and class. Starting with its musty, earthy bouquet this Rosé goes on to offer a long moderately dry finish with subtle tannins. A super delicious wine, but at $18 not recommended as a bargain. However, take note: I would buy it in a flash any way because it is a great wine even at that price.

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