A dry rosé made from a blend of 45% Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 20% Syrah, Castet, Manosquin, Carignan & various Muscats and spent 8-12 months in small oak barrels on fine lees.
Deeper in colour than the Chateau Minuty wines I tried recently. Fuller bodied, with more ripe fruit characters. Crushed cherries and strawberries. Juicy, zesty wine. Dry, raspberry acid like finish. Some fine grained tannins here as well along with a creamy mouth feel.
Serious stuff and gives you a peek into the power of it’s big sister, the Chateau Simone Rosé, which I adored.
What is it about these rosé wines that Daniel Airoldi is bringing in? All so drinkable.
Tasted 6th November 2013
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $51