TN: Rose and Beaujolais


David goes back to school in Scotland next week, so we invited his
paternal grandparents for dinner. Assorted antipasta, then we moved
outside for pappardelle with radicchio, tomato and fig salad with
balsamic, fresh fruit, and the 2009 Thierry Navarre "Vin d'Oeillades"
Rose. VdT de France, but I'm sure South. Midbodied, fresh acidity,
cherry and red berries. Nice wine I'll buy again. B
Tonight's dinner (on the patio, with gusty breezes a great night to be
out) was not exactly easy/consistent for matching. Grilled rib lamb
chops with a harissa I had made during garden pepper overload,
radichio with proscuitto, squash with pesto, more tomatoes. So I went
instead with what do I feel like, and the winner was the 2009
Dupeuble Beaujolais AC. Actually it did very well, both as a match and
as a wine. New producer to me, but the Kermit label got me to try one,
as KL does seem to do well in Beaujolais. Solid medium bodied wine,
red berry fruit with ferric and earth notes, some smoke, some spice.
Must get more, $12. B++
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency. 
Reply to
DaleW
Dale, How widely have you tasted the '09 Beaujolais vintage so far? I was looking at this wine, too, and wondering how it compares to e.g. Brun L'Ancien or Vissoux VV.
Mark Lipton
Reply to
Mark Lipton
I haven't tasted this wine ever. I think will find a way now how I can find one like this and have a taste of it.
Reply to
sipourit
Not widely at all. Liked what I've tried so far, but that's 3 wines (5 if you count Brun blanc and rose!)
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DaleW

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