Recommendation: An excellent Loire Valley Rosé.
Winery/Producer: Hervé Villemade; Cellettes, France.
Grape Variety: Rosé blend: 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Gamay.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Cheverny; Loire valley, France.
Price: $17.10 with a 10% mixed case discount.
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Garden salad with lettuce, vegetables, black beans and artisan oil and vinegar.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, light salmon color. Damp earth, fresh floral and ripe cherry aromas. Light-medium bodied, quite intense, bone dry, strawberry and tart cherry flavors that grow stronger through the long zippy finish that has lots of fruit flavors. Very smooth, flavorful and fresh. An excellent Loire Valley Rosé.
She said: Clear, pale apricot color with very pleasant cherry and strawberry aroma followed by a smooth mouth-feel and a finished that was long, but changed from fruity to simply tingly. Very good drinking with the salad and sipping afterwards. A very tasty Rosé for $17.10.Comments: Learn more about Le domaine d’Hervé Villemade.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, new York.
Photo from Hervé Villemade.