Les Deux Rives Corbières Rosé

french wine  %tages Les Deux Rives Corbières RoséYes, it’s another rosé we’re reviewing today.  And it’s another wine with Rhone varietals.  This one also comes from a place not too far from the Rhone — Corbières in the Languedoc.  This is a province in the south of France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea.  This is a fantastic area for value wines too.  I’m often curious about wines from this province.
This rosé is a blend of 40% syrah, 40% grenache and 20% cinsault.  If you’re familiar with Rhone wines, then syrah and grenache are certainly familiar grape varieties to you, but you may not be as familiar with cinsault.  Cinsault is another red grape variety, but it’s also a very useful grape for rosé and is commonly found in rosé from Corbières.

The nose of this wine is soft and by that I don’t mean it’s faint, but rather the aromas delicately caress your nose.  I know it sounds weird, but I get a satin-like sensation from smelling this http://1000-facts-about-wine.com wine.  Maybe I’m in a weird mood today.  Regardless, it’s nice.  The fragrances are also pleasant, with red raspberry, strawberry Jello and honeysuckle aromas.  The palate is off dry, with some slightly sweet cherry and raspberry flavors.  It becomes more tart on the midpalate, where the acidity steps in.  I’d in fact prefer a touch more acidity, but I wouldn’t call it flabby.  The mouthfeel is soft and somewhat creamy.  This is a decent rose.
Wine: Les Deux Rives Corbières Rosé
Variety: 40% syrah, 40% grenache, 20% cinsault
Vintage: 2010
Alcohol: 12.5%
Rating: 85
Fee:  $10.00

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