Thursday, June 14, 2012

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

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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Unknown said...

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!

green dragon said...

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