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Snooth User: outthere

There's Rosé in the house!

Posted by outthere, Jun 19, 2012.

Tomorrow is the Rosé Virtual Tasting. Who's attending?

My lineup includes:

  • 2011 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado 
  • 2011 Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé
  • 2011 Château de la Roulerie Rosé d'Anjou les Grandes Brosses
  • 2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Mourvedre Ode to Lulu Rosé
  • 2011 Campesino "Chiquis Rosé"

I think I need to invite more friends. Cya there!


Reply by Eric Guido, Jun 19, 2012.

Well done, I have a 2011 Lorenza Rosé and a 2011 Triennes Vin de Pays du Var Rosé ready for tomorrows tasting. 

Reply by outthere, Jun 19, 2012.

Sexy label!

Reply by jtryka, Jun 19, 2012.

I have a bottle of L'Ecole Grenache Rose at home, but I'll be out tomorrow evening, so we'll have to see what roses are available at the restaurant!

Reply by JonDerry, Jun 20, 2012.

Saw some 2011 Domaine Tempier Rose Magnums at the local shop tonight, something tells me I'll be back for at least one of those. Unfortunately won't be able to attend tomorrow's tasting.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jun 21, 2012.

Okay, I am just echoing what I said during the VT: had the Muga, Crochet and Roulerie that OT shows.  I started early with that Tavel on Sunday.  Then broke those VT bottles out while I was cooking.  I have an Etna Rosato in the basement that I could have plundered, but wanted to save it a little longer--it's just the beginning of summer, after all.  And I can't live on gruner and vinho verde until fall, after all.

Reply by Eric Guido, Jun 21, 2012.

I enjoyed the Muga quite a bit.  All that acidity was perfect after a hot day.

Reply by outthere, Jun 21, 2012.

Agreed. The Muga was my standout of the tasting. One of them gave me a smashing headache this morning though. Probably/hopefully the Roulerie.

Reply by napagirl68, Jun 22, 2012.

I did really like the Muga, but the Crochet was my favorite:-)

Reply by jtryka, Jun 23, 2012.

Today they were tasting the Muga at my local wine merchant and I ended up picking up a bottle along with two other roses from France.  With the hot summer weather so far, I am really coming to like these wines!

Reply by Eric Guido, Jun 23, 2012.

It's funny you mention this just now, I happen to be sipping a glass of the Muga, that was left over (in bottle) from the other night and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  I love the acidity in this wine and how it excites the palate.  I think I'll be buying a few myself.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jun 23, 2012.

It's a steal, too, the Muga. Rose is the value play, in some ways a fortunate byproduct of uneven ripening, bleed off... whatever.  Once in a while, someone besides Tavel grows grapes just for rose, a la Beckmen, but usually it's the winemaker's lark, done for the fun of it. Also a value because it swings well from seafood to salads to roast chicken on a warm night.

Reply by edwilley3, Jun 27, 2012.

I really love rose wine. I will drink almost any.  What does THAT say about me?

Reply by jtryka, Jun 27, 2012.

I am enjoying a bottle of the Muga with some cedar planked salmon tonight!

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