Thursday, May 28, 2009

Your $10 Recession Wine of the Week: Chateau du Rouet Cotes de Provence Rose 2008

The wife brought this one home, as a treat for herself on Mother's Day. And a nice choice it was, at $11.

It's a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah with real chracter. The color was extremely pale, a faded rose or, almost, peach. The emphasis is not on fruit, though there is fruit there, but on other characteristics: acidity, floral and herbal notes, stones. Very elegant and to the point. Would go best with delicate dishes.

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