Le P’tit Roubié

Le P'tit Roubié

Vineyard: Le P’tit Roubié

Region: Pays d’Herault Languedoc

Country: France

Vintage: 2012

Producer:

Importer: Misa imports, inc., Dallas TX

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: $7.00

APPEARANCE:

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes this wine is on the darker side for a rosé. The colour is almost that of a sherry.

NOSE:

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.

PALATE:

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.

PAIR WITH:

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.

Florrie‘s footnote:

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.

MIP

MIP
MIP

Vineyard; Domaine Sainte Lucie                                   Region; Côtes De Provence

Country; France                                                                   Vintage; 2008

Producer; Michel Fabre                                                    Importer; Savio Soares selections, Manhasset, NY

Alcohol; 12.5%                                                                       Price; $8.49

APPEARANCE;

MIP colourA beautiful delicate warm rose pink colour


NOSE;

A rich nose with strong floral notes, and refreshing ripe summer berries
PALATE;
Crisp and clean, Not overly fruity as the nose suggests. There is a hint of peaches and strawberries linger throughout. A perfect balance of acidity in the medium finish.
PAIR WITH;
Great with chicken, light flavoured fish or fruit desserts. Perfect on it’ own just to sip on a warm summers days.
Florrie‘s Footnote;
This was a great wine for the price. I sipped it with The Dutchess Club  and really enjoyed how soft acidity cut the creaminess of the avocado and cheese. It was also fantastic to drink long after the sandwich was gone.

Ternhaven Cellars

Ternhaven Cellars

Vineyard; Ternhaven cellars

Region; Eastern Long Island

Country; USA

Vintage;

Producer;Ternhaven Cellars, Greenport, NY

Importer; NA

Alcohol; 11%

Price; $

APPEARANCE;

This is on the darker side for a rosé. Think raspberry juice.

NOSE;

A mixture of cooked and fresh strawberries come in wafty waves to whet your appetite.

PALATE;

Warm fruit pie, the roasted strawberry that was so prevalent in the nose carry through to the taste. There are rich undertones that are reminiscent to those of port. The acidity carries with it flavours of rhubarb, but the finish is rather short.

PAIR WITH;

This wine can stand up to some steong flavous, like onions and Cheese, and could wwork equally well with a steak or chicken. Also would be great to wash down a chocolatey  dessert.

Florrie‘s footnotes;

We washed down caramelised onion tarts with this yummy slightly sweet wine. Being on the sweeter side I wouldn’t drink this on its own. I love that is a New York state wine, drink local…….well sort of.