And the Rose Flows

And flows, and flows….what better to drink in the dog days of August when you live in a (former) swamp? So we’ve been drinking a ton of Rose. I have at least one more to write about that we’ve consumed in the last week!

This Rose was a 2007 Toulouse Pinot Noir Rose. We picked this up at the winery for $22 minus some kind of discount, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume. I’m not sure you can see since my massive dinner is blocking it, but the rose is the prettiest salmon color! We visited Toulouse on our last trip to CA this past March.

On the nose I found strawberry, cherry, raspberry, watermelon, and rose water. In the mouth I got strawberries, raspberries, spice, cherry, earth, and watermelon. The wine was tart, dry, and refreshing, with a crisp, clean finish.

I actually had a method to my madness of choosing this Rose to eat with the dinner pictured about. We had turkey burgers stuffed with brie and green apples, topped with arugula, on grilled ciabatta bread. At Thanksgiving, both Pinot Noir and Rose are popular choices to pair with turkey, so I thought, why not a Rose of Pinot Noir? It worked really well with the burgers, though I’m sad to report that I couldn’t actually take a full bite of this creation, the sandwich was too big. And next time, I’d spice up the ground turkey a bit, it was bland.


6 Responses

  1. Ah, a good rose' makes Doug & me very, very happy….

  2. Whoa – that is one hell of a burger! Logistically, I’m not even sure what approach vector to use to take a bite outta that! 🙂

  3. It’s so hard to not drink soooo much Rose in the summer. I want it every night, no exceptions.

    Keep them coming, I love reading about them.

  4. I agree with Joe, that is one huge burger!! haha

    I love Rose as well, all year round!

  5. wow! That meal looks amazing. And the wine sounds good too 😉

  6. There is nothing quite like a good rose Claire!

    Joe-I couldn’t do it…surprisingly, I didn’t have a big enough mouth..contrary to what everyone who reads me here might think!

    I agree Noble Pig…Rose on a hot summer afternoon is heaven.

    Hey John…I think we’ll try to make the burger a bit smaller next time…

    Vinquire…a little spice and heat and it would have been perfect. Next time!

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