Wine of the Week: 2011 Dourthe Le Grand Rosé Cuvée
“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day life more civilized.” — André SimonWhether it's after a long hot-day at the office or you just finished that last bit of spring cleaning, it's nice uncork a bit of civilization isn't? And with that idea in mind, how about a delightful wine from Bordeaux?
I’m a firm believer in that quote, hardly a day goes by without me popping the cork on something new and/or interesting. But for many it’s so easy to get stuck in the same wine-rut; going back to same familiar label again and again.
But I would encourage you to take a chance on something that possibly may be new to you. I’m talking to folks who may have been enjoying domestic US wines for the longest time and have never branched out, based solely on the fear of the unknown.
You've most likely seen bottles of wine which say, “Bordeaux” on the label, but you may have been reticent to give them a swirl. That fear of the unknown can keep folks off the path to discovery and frankly it’s quite understandable.
But the honest answer is; "the wines of Bordeaux have something to offer everyone in every price point and in every style imaginable". I know many you may be thinking, “but I only like white wines” okay great Bordeaux has that covered for you as well.
And you can even grab some great rosé wines, the unofficial iconic wine of summer. So really no matter what you may be looking for in great tasting easy drinking wines, Bordeaux has something to offer even the garden variety vino-sapien.
But the wine into today's Wine of the Week spotlight is going to be the Dourthe Le Grand Rosé Cuvée . As you may know by now, I'm partial to wines labeled as a "cuvée" and this is one you should definitely check into obtaining for your up-coming pool-side adventures.
Wow, this rosé wine just says summer in a glass. Say hello to Bordeaux with this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot provide the swagger of fruity/floral aromas with a slap of blackcurrants, pinned against a solid structure, made in a dry-style.
If that was not enough summertime ripe strawberries enchant you, while finely toned elegance plays its part on the palate, providing a vivid canvas for summer-time sipping. Bold, fresh and just waiting to please, the price is easy on the eyes as well at a SPR of $11-$13. Until next folks, remember to sip long and prosper cheers!