One white, two rosés to enjoy the summer
This year, the arrival of rosés is happening in spurts. Here are two that have just landed on the shelves of the SAQ and that deserve more than your attention. I would go so far as to say: garrrrrrrochez without waiting too long! As a bonus, to enjoy the summer, a very pretty Loire white to accompany fish and seafood.
Drink less. Drink better.
Domaine Clavel, Mescladis 2021, Pic Saint-Loup, France
$20.55 – SAQ code 12924770 – 12.5% – 1 g/L – Organic
Back in force for this Languedoc rosé based on Syrah to which we add Grenache and Mourvèdre. A pale dress. An alluring nose of red berries, melon and spices. Greedy and tonic mouth with juicy fruit. A little summer bomb!
★★★ 1⁄2 $$
Dr. Burklin-Wolf, Pinot noir rosé 2021, Pfalz, Germany
$21.75 – SAQ code 14460884 – 11.5% – 7.9 g/L – Organic
Same register as the previous one with, this time, the pinot noir highlighted. Do not rely on the residual sugar level indicated by the SAQ: the wine seems perfectly dry in the mouth. Thanks to its sharp acidity which excite the taste buds and brings length. Floral to perfection with flavors of raspberry and melon. The pool wine par excellence!
★★★ 1⁄2 $$
Antoine de la Farge, Pouilly-Fumé 2020, France
$27.70 – SAQ code 14928694 – 13.5% – 1.8 g/L
Sauvignon expresses itself here with delicacy. A refined and very expressive nose of peach, lemon and smoke typical of the appellation. In the mouth, the material shows a fruity richness articulated around a lively and precise acidity. Nice length on saline and papaya notes. As good, if not better, than many more expensive Sancerres.
★★★ Very good
More stars than of dollars: worth its price.
As many stars as dollars: worth its price.
Less d stars than dollars: wine is expensive.