We’ve been enjoying Louis de Grenelle Saumur Brut Rosé for quite a few years. This old friend has been our go-to choice on restaurant wine lists (Bistro du Midi, Eastern Standard, Jean-Georges) for years. We’ve also treated ourselves to this wonderful rosé at home, but have never covered it, until now.
Like many rosés, this one always brings on a smile. As Penny points out, “It’s a very pretty pink, touched with just a little peach, with a light effervescence.”
We could detect a little almond on the nose, maybe some strawberry. It has a nice dry background. To really appreciate this sparkler, don’t over-chill it!
Importer Jon-David Headrick Selections calls this, “... a dry and rich sparkling rosé … bright, crisp, and delicious” … “produced from estate-grown fruit just outside of Saumur in France’s Loire Valley.”
We were surprised to learn that this lovely wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, a grape variety famous for its blending ability and one we haven’t always liked as a solo performer. In this case, it really steals the show with an admission price that’s hard to beat.
Here’s to March and to old friends. Santé!
Louis de Grenelle Saumur Brut Rosé
fThis time rom Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors
$15.19 (after case discount)
And, a regular purchase at Bauer Wine & Spirits.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2014 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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