Chateau La Rayre Rosé 2009

It's hard to go past rosé in summer.  It is of course not in fact summer, and indeed, Melbourne's spring to date currently resembles more closely late winter.  But anyway, I enjoyed drinking this rosé from Bergerac situated to the east of Bordeaux, a blend of two thirds cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon and one third merlot.  A deeper hue of salmon pink in colour, the aroma is of crisp and crunchy peaches.  The palate reveals spices, nectar and a savoury balance.  Good drinking and well priced.


Rating: Good, Abv: 13%, Price: $18, Source: sample, Website: http://www.chateau-la-rayre.com,  Importer's website (http://www.discovervin.com.au), Tasted: 2011
Bergerac
October 11, 2011
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