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Domaine de la Haute Clemencerie
Rosé de Loire AOP
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There are a number of Pink appellation wines along the Loire valley that range from demi sec to dry. The driest is a generic pink called Rose de Loire. The appellation area covers the Anjou, Saumur and Touraine vineyards and so the grape varieties used are a blend of the varieties used throughout the region. Cabernet Franc in the main with Cabernet Sauvignon used for at least 30% of the blend with Gamay, Grolleau, Malbec and Pineau d’Aunis. The wine is usually made from tapping the vats used to make red wines called saignée after a few hours of the berries macerating in the juice. The longer the maceration the fuller the colour. As its a dry wine sometimes the fruit flavours are quite shallow but with good maturity the wines can still be fruity to the nose and palate. I drink the wine as cold as 8C in the summer with a BBQ of grilled fish and lamb and even with some nice spicy pork ribs. The wine I tasted today comes from the Domaine de la Haute Clemencerie in the Touraine region. Its clean and fresh and drunk during the winter it provides a glimpse of the summer.
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