My husband and I went to one of our favourite local restaurants dp American Brasserie, whilst perusing through their 600 bottle wine list I decided upon a “make my own” wine flight because I was so indecisive. I happily chose a white, rosé and a red, taking advantage of their Châteauneuf-du-Pape as it is one I am cellaring, providing me with the opportunity to have a sneak peak at it.
Pale straw in colour, aromas of sweet honey and wet slate minerals rose from the glass. Bright lemon and green apple flavours comprised the light body, whilst minerals and zesty citrus elements shaped the crisp finish. Refreshing and light, this is a delightful glass for warm, sunny days.
90% Viura, 10% Malvasia
Produced and Bottled by Bodegas Ostatu
$14 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2014
Founded in 2004, Mouton Noir Wines are a “garage-type” winery headed by top sommelier turned award winning winemaker Andre Mack. The grapes for this Rosé were sourced from vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills viticulture area [AVA] located in the center of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Pale coral in colour, aromas of peaches, minerals and honeysuckle rose from the glass. Mouth-puckering flavours of citrus joined hints of sweet honey in the light body, whilst zippy lemon and orange notes and clean minerals comprised the tangy finish. With its unique sour notes and clean minerals, this is a refreshing glass fantastic with appetizers and light dishes.
Brick garnet in colour, aromas of black olives, raisins and chocolate ganache radiated from the glass. Lush black cherry and black currant flavours were underscored by earthy nut and mushroom notes in the full body. Spicy crushed black peppercorn joined traces of sweet, creamy chocolate in the lengthy finish. Well-structured, complex and yet somewhat understated, this is a velvety, friendly glass that will surprise you with how swiftly it empties.