Barton and Guestier Rosé d’Anjou 2009

Peck_BGRoseDAnjou20009Trumpet fanfare!  This is my first post of tasting notes on a blush/rosé wine.  Why, you ask?  I have to admit that I just haven’t been wowed by any blush wines I’ve had in the past.  Of course, that isn’t fair of me, is it?  So, I’ve decided to bury the hatchet and give rosé wines an honest try.

Vineyard:       Barton & Guestier
Varietal:          Rosé Blend
Vintage:           2009
Appellation:  Rosé d’Anjou
Price:               $10.29

Notes:  This selection is made from 70% Grolleau and 30% Cabernet Franc grapes grown in the Loire valley between Tours and Nantes.  In the glass the wine is – surprise – a light rose color.  On the nose I found strawberry rhubarb pie (without the crust).  On the tongue it’s a light-bodied offering but with sufficient weight to be more than a swig of flavored water.  On the palate I tasted subtle flavors of strawberry, kiwi, and baked rhubarb.  The acidity was good, and it didn’t come across as over-sweet – even at 10.5% alcohol.  I thought it was OK – definitely OK!  As I haven’t been drinking rosés, I’m not certain what foods I would pair this with – maybe a light dinner salad or a light cheese course?

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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