Vineyard: Le P’tit Roubié
Region: Pays d’Herault Languedoc
Importer: Misa imports, inc., Dallas TX
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes this wine is on the darker side for a rosé. The colour is almost that of a sherry.
Subtle, fresh strawberry buried beneath heavier notes of plum and cooked fruit. Dried cherries and figs come to mind, there is a baked yeast like aroma that brings memories of whiskey laden fruit cakes at Christmas.
The colour and nose of this little madam are deceptive, leading you on to believe the taste will follow suit. However, it is surprisingly fresh and light, tart and crisp. There is a vibrant pop fruit initially on your cheeks and then balances out in true cab style with the full body finish that slowly fills your whole mouth.
To be honest I was a little stumped with this. I tried it with bread and soft french cheese, some charcutiere, some grapes. Possibly a steak or pork dish would be a great match. I found the wine brought out the flavours of the food and but that the food nulled the subtle notes of the wine. My conclusion is this just drink it, and forget the food.
Good wine and a fantastic price, perfect for relaxed autumnal afternoons. I enjoyed this much more than the nose and colour suggested. Sorry there is only a photograph of the empty bottle, it went down rather quickly.