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Piaugier Sablet Rosé 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A NOTEWORTHY Rosé that’s an outstanding value!!!

Producer/Winery: Sophie and Jean-Marc Autran; Domaine en Vallée du Rhône; Vaucluse, France.

Grape Variety: Cinsaut Rosé.

Geographic Appellation: Sablet, Cotes du Rhone Villages; Southern Rhône valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

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

Paired With: Thai chicken (not hot, mild spice) with peanut sauce, brown rice and broccoli.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale salmon color. Fresh and zesty damp earth, strawberry and floral with a touch of citrus in the aroma. Intense fruit taste and a long explosive fruity/mineral finish. WOW, WOW, WOW this is clearly in our Quality wine at a Bargain price category. Fantastic bouquet, great balance of acidity, rich fruit flavors and just a wonderful ending tartness. Super pairing with the non-hot, slightly spicy Thai dinner, but a Rosé that would be an exceptional aromatic and refreshing summer sipping wine. I give it high marks and say it’s a NOTEWORTHY Rosé that’s an outstanding value!!!

    She said: Clear, soft apricot color. A winner! One sniff was enough to convince me that this would be good and it was starting with the wonderful floral aroma that carried through to the palate with a bit of pleasant quirky taste. Smooth, slightly creamy and with a lot of strawberry flavor, the wine went well with the Thai chicken and peanut sauce. It had long flavorful dry tart finish that enhanced the profile and made it a definite bargain wine at only $13.50. Ray, buy it again!

Sophie and Jean-Marc Autran in their vineyard

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine en Vallée du Rhône and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Charles Neal Selections; Richmond, California.

Photo from chateauneuf.dk.