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Domaine du Vissoux, Pierre-Marie Chermette, Les Griotts Beaujolais Rosé 2014


Recommendation: VERY refreshing rosé that is on our “buy-again” wine list.

Winery/Producer: Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux; Saint-Verand, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay rosé.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: Gift, price unknown

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

Paired With: Leftover Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Pale salmon color. Floral and fruit aromas with hints of damp earth. Quite intense fresh red fruit taste that continues through a long, dry, slightly tart finish. Wonderful bouquet, light refreshing body, lots of mineral and tart flavors that end in a slightly creamy, balanced finish. The mineral and delicious bitterness is intoxicating. Absolutely perfect pairing with the diner. Since it was our first 2014 vintage wine it was memorable, a special gift and a wine I will buy again in 2015. VERY refreshing rosé.

    She said: My caveat on this one is “avoid tasting food wine when you have a cold”. You got it…I have a head cold so am reporting on the pleasures I could appreciate with a stuffed nose. The bouquet seemed to have a gentle floral note that extended into the taste. As the wine moved over the palate it had a tartness and seemed to taste best with the sausage dressing but was very good with the turkey. The light body made it a very good companion for the whole dinner and I would not hesitate to try it again with a similar dinner. This is another good one that goes onto our “buy-again” Rosé list.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: NA

Imported by:Weygandt-Metzler; Unionville, Pennsylvania.