Lighter-styled rosé with typical, but mostly subdued aromas. The flavors too, are not that vivid. that only leaves the acid, and there really isn't any. Not sure if this was off, but I will hope for a lot more freshness and not what I was hoping for. Not very lively, certainly not compelling. Huge fan of the producer, the region, but not tonight's bottle. One left, higher hopes. 12,5% abv
This is just a wonderful wine. If I can risk saying this, perhaps the perfect rose. It is light, fresh, dry, lovely balance between red fruits/minerality/citrus. Above all that the price point is amazing ($12). My last bottle of this, and I can't wait for the next vintage. This was wonderful with an egg scramble in the morning.
Gentle strawberry and spice aromas. Full bodied flavors of stawberry and stone fruits. Citrus dominates the finish. Lively and fresh, some complexity but still light on its feet. Basically, everything one looks for in a rose. Not quite as good as the Baudry, but another very fine rose from the Loire.
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(François Chidaine Touraine Rosé) Light salmon pink color; lovely floral, tart orange, lemon, hibiscus, floaty nose; tasty, chiseled, tart orange, floral, mineral, tart red berry palate, thoroughly delicious; medium finish (great value at about $14, if you can find it; 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Grolleau)
(François Chidaine Touraine Rosé) Light orange pink color; nice floral, hibiscus, tart cherry, mineral nose; delicate, floral, tart roses, mineral, tart orange palate; quite stunning; medium-plus finish (great value at about $14, if you can find it; 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Grolleau)