26 September 2014

Laudun Chusclan Vignerons Réserve de la Saurine Vin de Pays du Gard Rosé Blend

A lengthy name for a delicious rosé. As summer winds down, I’ve tried to squeeze in what rosés I could.

This one, from the south of France, was peachy-colored rather than pink, with a nose full of lychee.

It was light and crisp on the tongue, and floral flavors shone through, along with bolder tannins than I was expecting. This was a wine with structure, with purpose, with finesse. It was one of my favorite rosés this year.

I've mentioned before that I don't, as a rule, seek out rosé wines, but this summer I stepped way outside my comfort zone and was rewarded for it. It just goes to show you, you have to keep tasting, keep trying, and never get complacent.