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Roland Tissier et Fils Sancerre Rosè 2013

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Roland Tissier; Sancerre, France.

Grape Variety: (Rosè) Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sancerre, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $57.50

Purchased From: The Britannia Restaurant, on board the Queen Mary 2

Paired With: Arabia shrimp biryani with chicken kofta with cucumber and yoghurt sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear salmon color. Damp earth and red berry aromas with musty hints when swirled. Quite strong, tart, dry, with slightly under-ripe red current taste that blossoms into a light mineral finish that lingers on. Very good with the extra garlic in the salad and good with the dinner. Clearly not up to our favorite Brandol Rosè (from the Caviste Wine Shop in Winston-Salem; but were about 8,000 miles away from our source), but perhaps it’s quite good for a Queen Mary 2 Rosè (they only have two of them).

    She said: With outstanding salmon color the nose was ready for a treat and a pleasant fruitiness was the reward. The taste was a combination of fruitiness with a wet reed from a recently played clarinet. A round body and pleasing dryness was followed by a tad of tartness that lasted into the long finish. The garlicky salad was delicious with the wine as was the main course of Arabian shrimp and chicken. An unusual pairing for sure.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: NA