Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Celliers de France Cinsault 2011 Vin De Pays d'Oc

Cinsault is a red wine grape that grows well in dry regions, has a high tolerance for heat, is hugely successful in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, and It's the 4th most widely planted grape in France. Vin de pays is a French term meaning "country wine", there are six regional Vin de Pays, the most voluminous being the 
Vin de Pays d'OC in the Languedoc-Roussillon.

This Rose is a pale pink in the glass with aromas of melon and raspberry, while the palate shows watermelon, a dry white sour cherry and mild minerality with a flinty undercurrent on the finish. 

The aromas exhibit a fruitiness that belies the dryer palate, making this Rose an excellent partner with a few cheeses, especially smoked Gouda. I believe this bottle was a great buy at under $6. Enjoy!

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