Like lush, rich, buttery Chardonnay?
Have I got the Rosé for you.
Not because its "oaky" per se, but because the succulent and juicy mouthfeel is similar to a barrel-fermented, full malolactic fermentation chardonnay.
Rich, ripe, and absolutely brimming with fruit, Lot 294 Rosé D'Anjou is a lovely wine with excellent acidity beautifully balanced with a kiss of residual sugar (20 g/l). It finishes clean and fresh and has the effect of feeling like a dry wine. In fact, I had no idea it had any RS until the producer (the highly respected Domaine des Hautes Ouches in the heart of the Anjou) sent me the lab report.
This is an absolutely delicious wine on its own but also a fantastic food wine. It will pair well with just about anything spicy like Indian or Mexican or just as a picnic aperitif. Cold cuts, charcuterie plates, lamb burgers and the list goes on and on.
Pink cherry in the glass with just a hint of lilac. Effusive bouquet of raspberry, rose petal, and red current are mineral-fresh and lifted adding wild strawberry essence, slate and a kiss of menthol with air. Intense and delicate at the same time. Fresh and balanced on the attack, rich with red fruits but always balanced on a pretty beam of slatey minerality. Finishes clean and long and fresh. Drink over the next 3-4 years.
100% AOC Rosé D'Anjou
80% Grolleau, 20% Gamay 11% alc. 400 cases produced Bottling April 17th for late May arrival to USA