Château La Rame 2016, Sainte-Croix-Du-Mont, France
Tasting Note: It’s hard not to love a sweet wine made in this style which is filled with lots of orchard fruit and sunlight.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of apricot, peach stonefruit, marmalade, dried apple and pear drop.
On the palate the sweet, full-bodied sweet Bordeaux has a creamy texture with pronounced-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by high acidity and completing with a long, marmalade-infused finish.
The wine is creamy in texture and abounds with complexity in the midpalate with good balance between the acidity and sweetness.
Could serve as dessert of add a splash of sparkling wine to infuse with a bit of sweetness.
Bottle Note: Grand Vin de Bordeaux. Each wine bearing the “Rosenthal Wine Merchant” mark has been produced in limited quantities by a dedicated artisan. The growers with whom I work follow traditional methods and produce wines in as natural a manner as possible. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the wines I select are unfined and unfiltered. Therefore, you may find that a sediment forms in the bottle. This is a natural occurrence. All my wines are shipped from the estate at which they were bottled to the point of distribution in the United States with every care taken to protect them from the vagaries of temperature fluctuation. – Neal Rosenthal
Price: $30 (375 ml)
Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 21, 2019