Moulin De Gassac, Guilhem Rose 2014, IGP Pays D’Herault, Languedoc, France
Tasting Note: Light-intensity, with strawberry-citrus hints, this wine is straight-forward about what it is.
Tartness is the defining feature of this palate-cleansing, medium-plus acid rose. With a nose of white wine kissed by flecks of red grape this pale-pink colored rose wine is closer in color to a white wine than a red wine, perfect for someone who enjoys white wine more than red.
This rose would play nicely with lightly-grilled chicken. For the price to value ratio it would certainly be something to keep in your refrigerator door to open for yourself or serve to an unexpected guest on a night when sitting on the back porch or balcony watching the sun go down seems like the most fitting thing to do.
Bottle Note: The Guilhem expresses the Guibert family – “Vigneron” of the Daumas Gassac Grand cru wines – philosophy of farming small hillside vineyard sites naturally and harmoniously with nature. Made from 25 to 50 year old vines on the sunny stony slopes of the Languedoc, this wine captures the essence of Southern France. Grenache 50%, Carignan 50%
Tasting Date: May 2015