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Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
M. Chapoutier

Style Rosé Country France Price $13
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Website www.belleruchewines.com

Overview M. Chapoutier has pulled a hat trick, managing to wow tasters with his white, red, and rosé, all in the same year. While we ultimately favor the lighter, more austere, and acidic Provence style of rosé, if you’re a rosé novice, this might be a good point of entry without the cloying fruit of many New World rosés. Filled with red fruit, this one has a quality that prompted one of our blind tasters to call it “surprisingly wine-y.” Of course all rosés are wines, but a rich berry flavor and full mouthfeel make this seem more like a light red wine than most.

Nose Our blind tasters were shocked at just how rich the red fruit was, but they certainly weren’t complaining.

Mouth A bit of raspberry here, with some acid to liven things up; some of our tasters wished there were even more zip, though.
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