Couly Dutheil Chinon Rose Rene Couly 2010
Quite pretty pink color with hints of orange and cream around the edges. The smell has classic Cabernet Franc notes: eucalyptus, grilled asparagus, a little bell pepper, and maybe some kale and other salad greens. There is also strawberry and raspberry jam and some walnut. Crisply acidic, and light-bodied, I can imagine this wine going incredibly well with fresh salad. Raspberry, strawberry, and passionfruit dance on the front and mid-palate, with some white pepper, raspberry, broccoli, and cinnamon-like spice on the finish. Very complex and appetizing, I could also see this wine turning off some people due to it's green character. The vegetal notes on the finish are a bit unpleasant; but with a salad or some steamed greens, this would pair perfectly.