In continuing on my search for a good Rosé I purchased this 2009 Domaine Couly Dutheil Rosé from Arlington Wines & Liquor. It was on sale at $17.09, but regular price is $18.99. Strange price, right. This wine is from the central Loire Valley in France, region of Touraine, appellation of Chinon. Interesting fact that Rosé de Loire must use at least 30% of either Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is a Rosé of Cabernet Franc. I thought this should be good, I love Cabernet Franc. On the bouquet I found sweet aromas of red berries, and tart cranberry. As the wine warmed up the aromas turn to red berry punch.
On the palate I got red berries, cranberry and a little minerally with a dry finish. Nothing is strikingly jumping out at me. It’s very monolithic.
Continuing my search…………