Wine Review of 2017 Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Bordeaux Rosé by Les Vignerons de Tutiac, France
Overall Tasting Impressions
A very pleasing and very well executed and balanced rosé. Fruity and precise in its citrusy and red berry expression, it satisfies the taste buds thanks to its dryness and crisp flavors… for those after a typical French dry pink wine style.
Aromas and flavors are pungent, while the overall balance makes for a straight-forward and very smooth sip.
The mineral, salivating, and discretely tannic finish suggests a wine ideal for pairing with all sorts of foods. The refreshing and crisp acidity will cut through any rich dish, while the solid aromatic characters will sustain flavorful ingredients. A friend of barbecues, antipasti, tapas and seafood dishes. Sainsbury’s recommends grilled chicken and salads as a perfect wine & food pairing, which would work as well!
Refreshing and easy a wine, it is perfect for a summery night, yet with enough balance and concentration to be enjoyed across any meal.
Full Tasting Notes
This Bordeaux Rosé comes in a delicate pink color, slightly pale and slightly salmon in hue, suggesting a typical dry French style. The pink color is vibrant and appealing.
The aromatic profile is also vibrant, filled with pure and clean fruity notes, mainly estery tones of pear and fresh apple. Hints of fresh blueberry juice, strawberry and a touch of vegetal character from honeysuckle aromas. Pleasing to smell at too!
The palate is indeed clearly dry, not a hint of sugars in sight — or in taste should I say!—.
The oily texture though, somewhat creamy and very smooth, make for a soft and easy sipping with a good refreshing and crisp balance.
Flavors are those of acidic red berries, like those detected on the nose. But the vegetal tones of red capsicum and the bitter feel, reminiscent of the taste you get from lime juice, are there also pungent and develop strongly along the tasting to eventually dominate the finish with a slightly drying and bitter sensation.
A distinctive mineral feel overall, enjoyable at that, somewhat evocative of granite stone.