Friday, October 10, 2014

Alain Combard Atmosphere Rosé
Alain Combard Atmosphere Rosé 2013
Provence, France

I know it's a little late in the season for rosé, but this one is too good to pass up! This little beauty from Provencal producers Saint-André de Figuière is sure to soothe your soul on a blazing hot day. It is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Cinsault. The grapes are from the Var department in the south of France.

Review: On the nose, this wine shows aromas of tangerine zest, lavender, and ripe blackberries. On the palate, it is dry with a medium level of acidity and a soft, round body. Flavors of juicy black fruits are joined by slightly tart blood orange, wet stone minerality, and hint of spicy ginger.

Food Pairing: Perfect at the end of a long, hot (or cold!) day with a fresh mixed green and citrus salad. 

Bottom Line: So soft and pretty. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) Var 
  • GRAPES: 30% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Grenache, 15% Cinsault
  • BOOZE: 13%
  • CELLAR: Drink Now

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

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