2012 Val de Mer Bourgogne Rosé
La première presse
We love this wine! It is very rare to find a Rosé of Burgundy. Made from the Pinot Noir grape, this wine is absolutely divine.
Traditionally, Rosé is made as an afterthought by bleeding off the some of the juice from a red wine. In the case of this wonderful pink refresher, the grapes that are crushed for this wine are used only in the making of this wine. This is called first press.
This wine is delicious, with a soft feel that gently transports flavors all across the palate. A light bodied wine, it is also well-structured and rather complex - without taking itself too seriously. This is a fun wine that we recommend wholeheartedly.
Rose petal pink hues, with even coloration from heart to edge.
Lofty, delicate aromas of underripe mixed red and black berry fruit. As the wine warms, even slightly, it releases additional aromas of ripe pink grapefruit, rose petal, gentle geranium and a hint of flinty mineral.
Rainier cherry, young strawberry, red delicious apple, subtle raspberry, subtle Mirabelle (yellow) plum and a hint of fresh violet.
Dried (unsweetened) cranberry and dried violet that gently gives way to a lovely pomegranate white tea.
This is a very food-flexible wine that can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods. Enjoy with everything from a Thai green papaya salad to salmon burgers, cold poached salmon, or a fresh fruit and cheese plate.