2015 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé Côtes du Rhône

“Balanced, snappy, fresh-squeezed, easy.”

2015 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé Côtes du Rhône
A wine that’s about 75 percent Grenache blended with Cinsaut and Syrah, the last adding structure and spine. After pressing, the must macerates to extract color and tannins before a 24-hour settling period (known as débourbage) to reduce the need for later filtering.

This skin contact has rendered the wine a deep watermelon pink, which might lead one to expect big fruit. Instead, this vintage has a breezy, sea-air freshness, with fruit steeped in herbs and stone. A light tannic grip adds interestingness to the tart strawberry and cranberry fruit. Balanced, snappy, fresh-squeezed, easy.

13.5% abv | $13, Imported by Terlato

 

 

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