Tuesday, April 13, 2010

L'Alycastre La Courtade Rosé 2009

i finally found a rosé that really impressed me. i had to go to new york to do it. thanks to the folks at zachys wine store for the suggestion on this one. slightly orange in color, this rosé is a blend of grenache, tibouren, and mouvedre in equal parts. the nose is very floral, with lavender and a little raspberry. i also got a little orange peel in the nose. the palate is more of the floral notes, with some almond and a little berry flavor. crisp and refreshing on the palate, this worked very well with boiled shrimp and greens and i would like to try it again with a grilled shrimp dish with a bit more spicing which it would work well with. sells for the nice price of about $13.

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