Time for another four wines! We have a little of everything this episode, red, white and rose but all French wine and all fantastic. Our tasting notes are below.
Domaine de Bellevue La Galoche Beaujolais Rosé 2016 – priced around $15. This beautiful pink colored rose wine is made from 100% Gamay. It has strong fruity nose of strawberries, watermelon and some minerality. It’s a light bodied, dry wine (although the fruitiness really tricks you into thinking it’s sweet) with crisp acidity and flavors of strawberries with a touch of flowers. This is everything I love in a rose – dry, crisp, super fruity, what I would call a fancy patio wine. It’s unique because most wines from this area are red but with the popularity of Rose wines I would expect to see more of these wines coming out of Beaujolais.
Château Larose – Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2010 Cru Bourgeois – priced around $24. Strong aromas of blackcurrants, dried herbs, oak and dusty notes. It’s a dry wine with medium plus acidity, and medium, smooth, lingering tannins. This wine is full bodied, dark and lush with flavors of dark fruit, leather and dirt. Decant this wine with a couple of hours and pair with your favorite fatty meat or hard cheese.
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Willm Pinot Gris Reserve 2015 – priced around $13. This is one of the most complex Pinot Gris I’ve ever had! Intoxicating nose of honey, apple, slate, and stonefruit. It’s medium sweet (try with with some spicy Thai or Indian food) with a medium plus acidity and a creamy texture. We tasted flavors of citrus like lemon, mineraity, stonefruit, apple and a touch of honey. This wine really does the fruit justice very ripe and crisp.
Chateau Puech-Haut La Closerie Du Pic – priced around $26. A blend of Syrah and Grenache, this wine has aromas of dark fruit like plum and blackberry. It’s full bodied and has light tannins, lighter acidity and flavors of mushrooms, dark fruit and cocoa nibs. t’s lush, dark and doesn’t taste like a wine with 15% ABV making it easy to over indulge. A really great sipping wine and a great option it you’re looking for a dry red wine you can just drink without thinking about food pairing.
These are four wines we tried recently, loved and just had to share with our listeners. Are there wines that you tried recently that are awesome? We would love to hear you recommendation in the comments below.