Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Still Pink

There is so much excellent pink available right now!  Here's one from Rousseau Frères in the Loire Valley of France. 
Their 2011 Touraine Noble Joué is a combination of three of the pinot grapes; Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. It was a  perfect beginning to the evening with the simple addition of a dish of pistachios.

This is a gently aromatic wine, suggesting spring flowers and fresh strawberries.  Then the flavorful punch of cherries, pomegranate and white peach kicks in.  Do not be fooled by the delicate hue of this wine.  It's a multi-layered mouthful. 

The Rousseau family has been making their wines in the beautiful Touraine area of the Loire for four generations.  It's a hands-on operation with everyone participating.  Their wines illustrate this shared passion with their depth and precision. 

If you are traveling in the Loire this summer and find yourself near the city of Tours, be sure to put this winery on your itinerary
Combine it with a visit to the beautiful Château Villandry and your holiday will be complete.

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