Friday, July 5, 2013

Château de Sègriés Rosé

Vintage Update: 2015
Tasted 10/21/16

Just like I remembered. A light bodied rose with a big fruit kick. This vintage had the same bold black cherry note with a balance of tart pomegranate. Absolutely delicious. We paired this with spicy Singapore noodles -- the lush ripe fruit was a great counterpoint to the heat and curry of the dish.

Château de Sègriés Rosé 2012
Tavel, Rhone Valley, France

The summer of rosé continues! This Rhone Valley rosé is just perfect. I won't lie -- I was first drawn to it because of the BRIGHT pink color. I accidentally spilled a little on the counter and it nearly stained my kitchen magenta

Review: This rosé is hugely flavorful, full of strawberries, black cherries, lavender and minerals. It's dry with a beautiful light body, medium-high acid, and long, lingering fruity finish.

The Château de Sègriés is a blend of four grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette, and Syrah. It hails from Tavel, an appellation in the southern Rhone specializing in rosé -- and boozey ones at that. Many Tavel rosés can benefit from ageing. This one is great now, and I would love to see how it changes over time. I would expect the fruit to fall away a bit, and some secondary characteristics to come out -- maybe some herbs and undergrowth. Yummy.

Pairing: Croque-monsieur. Or madam.

Bottom Line: Interesting with a huge hit of flavor. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • PLACE: Tavel AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)
  • GRAPES50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, and 5% Syrah
  • BOOZE: 14.5%
  • CELLAR: Drink now or hold for a few years

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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