Thursday, June 14, 2012

Robert Skalli 2007 Sud de France Reserve Grenache-Syrah Rosé, Cotes De Provence

Dry Creek Wines 013

The Green Dragon will never become the Pink Dragon. My wife has never been a fan of rosé, perhaps dating back to a bad experience with some schlocky sweet pink wine decades ago. But there’s a new rosé out there – it’s dry, refreshing and it’s cool.

I acquired this bottle of Robert Skalli Reserve Rosé with an online sampler of whites. A scalding hot day descended upon us and I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to sample this new phenomenon.

I boldly strode out onto the back patio, where the sun beat down with blinding rays. The first sip signaled sophisticated refreshment.

The rosé is a bright pink/orange color and has a medium body, which surprised me as I was expecting a lightweight drink. The overwhelming sensation is freshness, followed by citrus and floral notes.

It’s a thoroughly enjoyable wine, which shows unbelievers that there is a new breed of rosé that is well worth your time. This bottle cost a mere $10, but displays a tasty French sophistication.

By the way, this still failed to win over Green Dragon who tried doctoring up her glass with a touch of Riesling.

Rating: 2.5 of 5   Value 3 of 5

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2 comments:

  1. I too, am usually a critic of Rosé...until I recently visited Washington state. There are some wonderful Rosé of Cab Francs out there that just might surprise you!

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    1. Josh, it's not for lack of trying. Glad you're back and hope you had a great trip!

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