2017 Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Rosé, France
Rosé de Bonnet wine is made by famous Bordeaux region producer André Lurton on his Entre-Deux-Mers estate.
It is made using a short skin-contact to extract just the right amount of pale-looking pink color from a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rosé de Bonnet comes in a delicate salmon-pink color, a little pale suggesting a typical French dry rosé style, but more importantly very shiny. It is certainly looking appealing from being pale and shiny at the same time. Somewhat glamorous!
The nose is fresh and vibrant, filled with aromas of pear and apple, with hints of pomegranate and fresh strawberry.
Fruity is certainly smells like, but elegantly so with dominant notes of white fruits rather than the sweet-smelling red berry type. A touch of spicy vegetal edge —fennel or strawberry seeds— lift things up and provide further freshness to the aromatic profile.
The palate is mild and smooth, refreshingly light in body, dry with a crisp acidity that underlines fresh estery flavors while salty phenolics make you salivate to the finish. Layers of pear, white pepper and tomato leaf to the aftertaste.
An elegant, upfront fruity and primarily estery rosé wine featuring refreshing flavors of pear and strawberry, augmented by hints of citrusy lime notes. Simple but precise and very well crafted, dry and zesty if not salivating.
It is an easy refreshing sip that will be a crowd pleaser for any relaxed wine occasion. Enjoy on its own or with summery dishes, as aperitif or all along a meal.
A barbecue-loving wine? Absolutely…