My Nose Grew

Though I suppose my post about Rose was about the last Rose of summer, I never said I wasn’t going to drink them in the fall…..not to mention it might as well still be summer here with the weather!

The bottle was a 2005 Domaine d’Eole from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. (Did I read that bottle right Marcus since you are our resident label expert?) I picked this up at The Winery in Old Town Alexandria for $11, it clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume and had a fakie cork. The wine is a blend of grenache, counoise, syrah, and mourvedre grapes.

On the nose I found cream soda, strawberry, and peach with a question mark since it kept appearing and disappearing. In the mouth there were strawberries, spice, dry roses, and lime. It was light with a slightly sour note and a dry Rose overall. Not a bad wine, but I preferred the Touraine Rose I picked up at The Winery for $9 a few weeks ago.

4 Responses

  1. I love that you’re still drinking rosé…most people have given up on it post-summer, as if it were like wearing white shoes after labor day. but it really can be a great wine all year ’round, a good pairing with thanksgiving especially.

  2. Well done. You read it right. Next challenge is to say it in your next podcast!

    The AOC named Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence is famous for its roses — Jill would probably appreciate that people in Provence drink rosé tout le temps — ALL THE TIME!

  3. rose is good all year round!!

    Cream soda – what a great aroma description.

    Nice writeup as usual.


  4. I think I can recall perhaps 6 times in my entire life that I’ve ever worn white shoes Jill! Plus, I like winter white….so winter Rose sounds excellent too! 🙂

    Yay, glad I got it right Marcus! I don’t think I’d attempt to pronounce it though….my French, is, um, not very good.

    Thanks John, I always appreciate the encouragement!

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