TN: The Colbert report

[chateau & vineyard]Henri de Colbert “Château de Flaugergues” 2005 Coteaux du Languedoc La Mejanelle Rosé (Languedoc) – Bright, sunny raspberry and strawberry in their full, unadulterated freshness…as if right off the vine. There’s a hint of lavender on the finish. Extremely pleasant quaffing rosé. (7/06)

A saignée-style rosé made from grenache, cinsault and mourvèdre, from a terroir fairly well-known by its use at Domaine Clavel. Wines like this aren’t made for analysis, but rather for chilling and drinking on a hot summer day (or night). And the screwcap closure – rare and almost revolutionary for a French winery – preserves this quality better than any cork ever could. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: screwcap. Importer: Ideal. Web:

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