Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Domaine Houchart 2005 Rose wine review by (PB)

I am still on my quest to find a good rose–no longer an oxymoron! I have found several out of the last eight I have purchased. This one, from the Cotes De Provence is very light in the glass, almost pink but it is freshly bursting with summer fruit. It has a nose that is sweet but the wine is not! It is quite dry and nicely acidic making it pair well with a lot of foods.

In the mouth it is juicy and plump being made of 35% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Cinsault (pronounced Cin-So) 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Mourvedre and 5% “other grapes.” It tastes like Grenache with its fruitiness and simple quaffing pleasantness.

This wine paired well with grilled salmon with lime butter cutting through the fatty fleshy Salmon and cleansing the palate for the next bite. This was a $9 bottle and was just plain chilled, summer pleasure. Raise a glass.

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