To try and prolong our all too brief Indian summer I wanted to share a few notes about a most enjoyable rosé I shared with friends the other day.
I’ve been visiting one of my favourite wine haunts again – Albertines in Shepherds Bush – so apologies in advance that you might struggle to find this wine in your supermarket or local store - but it is available from Bancroft Wines.
Alain Marcadet’s Loire rosé 2010 is delightfully dry, light and fresh. A pretty salmon pink colour, its bouquet and taste delicately evoke summer’s red berries (strawberries and raspberries). This wine’s acidity is pleasantly high and you’re left with a sort of mouth-watering juicyness.
For those interested in the grapes behind the wine it’s a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Pinot Noir and 10% Pineau d’Aunis. I wasn’t familiar with the third variety but wine-searcher informed me that it’s a local boy from the central Loire.
We enjoyed this wine as an aperitif…and when we went back for more with a plate of charcuterie!
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