Thursday, January 29, 2015

Musset-Roullier 2010 Les Neuf Vingt La Maturite de la Passion, Anjou

Anjou is a wine region in the western part of the Loire Valley in France. Loire wines are known for their fresh, ready-to-drink juicy flavors.
Musset-Roullier enjoys extra long monikers for their wines. As well as I can translate it, this means “The Twenty-Nine: Maturity of the Passion.” You can contemplate that while sipping this very unique Cab Franc.
The wine is a lovely garnet color in the glass. On the nose there is black fruit and a slight smokiness.
Loire wines are rarely full bodied. This fits into the medium-bodied category.
The Green Dragon turns up her nose at Cab Franc that has green pepper flavors, but this one has nothing of the sort. On the palate there are flavor notes of black pepper, mint and graphite. That’s right, graphite.
The Musset-Rollier vineyard has soil with lots of shale, limestone and sandstone. No doubt that contributes to this pleasing and somewhat quirky flavor profile.
Any wine from Musset-Roullier is highly recommended as a easy-drinking value choice. I paid $10.99 online for this and felt I got a full helping of je ne c’est qu’a.
Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 4 of 5

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