2016 Domaine Guizard Rosé, Languedoc, France
This Southern French rosé comes in an elegant bright salmon color, a relatively pale pink with yellow and oranges hues. Truly a pleasant appearance.
The nose is quite subtle and elegant as well. It throws delicate notes of rose petals and grapefruit, fresh and discrete an aromatic profile, giving an impression of finesse. Add hints of pomegranate and blueberry for some fruitiness to the smell.
The palate is dry in a typical Southern-French rosé fashion, with good crisp acidity giving the wine an overall very refreshing feel. Touches of sweetness and a soft round body balance the whole and underline the zesty citrus fruitiness that provide the dominant flavors. Blood orange and pink grapefruit are the main notes, making the wine taste somewhat close to a refreshing pink grapefruit juice, but with more subtlety and less sharp in acidity.
Hints of phenolics and a touch of saltiness to the finish tease your palate with a salivating feel that makes you want to go for another refreshing sip, and promise to make this wine a crowd-pleaser when paired with delicate summery and/or seafood dishes.
A very satisfying, pleasing (let’s dare the word), dry and crisp rosé of a wine. Pure, clean and precise citrus flavors charm with both their accuracy and their easy-going, no-complication approach to a very well-made pink wine. Great balance all along, and a characterful finish, finish off to make of this lovely and attractive rosé a complete well-rounded-in-all-aspects wine.
A rosé wine that goes to show how good some French wine producers, even outside of Provence and without being particularly notorious for it, have now mastered how to make great rosé wines, with purity of fruit, great precision, solid acidity and a welcome savory edge to the finish.
Languedoc Rosé Wines
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