Rose for the Summer

Last summer I was in love with the 2006 Grande Cassagne Rose. It was lovely and delightful for a price tag of about $9. Sadly, I have tried the 2007 and wasn’t that impressed. However, I happened upon this 2007 Bougrier Loire Valley Rose D’ Anjou and I have found a new love.

I picked this bottle up as part of my 12 under $10 case from Total Wine and More in Alexandria. It clocked in at 10.5% alcohol by volume and had a plastic cork closure.

On the nose I found banana, strawberry, lime, and something almost stony. The nose smelled crisp, it made me want to jump into my glass. In the mouth I got strawberry, raspberry, and slight citrus lacing the entire flavor.

Overall, the wine was extremely dry and the color, although it looks darker here in the picture was one of the palest Roses I have ever seen. It reminded me of the book I just read, Extremely Pale Rose! Crisp and acidic with quite a long finish, this was a very intriguing under $10 bottle of wine and a great bottle. I believe this will be my go-to wine for the summer, if I can find any more….Total Wine seems to not carry it now!

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4 Responses

  1. Dugg. I like the new site, but you might want to make one addition- make your banner picture a link to the site. That way, if somebody is in a single post they can click on it to get to your home.

  2. Hey Sonadora, I have one thought and one comment for you. First off, I too like the new site, but in regards to the banner, I might suggest cropping the upper 1/3 of the header as I think you may get a stronger effect of the vineyard sans the electrical wire. Take my two cents for whatever it’s worth ;-)

    Also, just wanted to say that your kitchen table brought back funny memories of my house in MN. I had the exact same table, but I decided to get ridiculously creative one day and took all the white tiles out of the surface to create a mosaic with a jar of sea glass I had been toting around with me for years. Why? I have no idea. But needless to say…it didn’t work, and my poor table ended up in a bonfire that same weekend. All was not lost, however, because at least it cooked up damn fine smores!

  3. I grew up with this wine. This has been my dad’s “go to” rose’ for years. I haven’t found it out in AZ, but I sure remember it went well with a turkey sandwich on a late Saturday afternoon. :)

    Enjoy!

  4. dhonig-I will work on that this weekend, thanks…not a quick fix for me since I don’t know how to do it…:)

    Gabriella-I cropped it, better? At least you got smores! I love my table though.

    Yum, turkey sandwiches sound good Mo!

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