La Perrière ‘La Petite Perrière‘ Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
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If there was any wine to convince a rosé denier to start their account, this is the one! As soon as we had one sip, our jaws dropped, and we were on to it. Popsy said ‘this wine is so pretty that if it had a pulse I’d date it’! Nothing more could be truer. The Loire Valley have been making rosés for centuries and this one is a pearler.
Made from 100% pinot noir grapes and grown entirely on Saget Perrière’s family owned Loire Valley vineyards, the nose abounds freshness, strawberries and cream if that could even be possible?!! We threw this one into a Burgundy glass to emphasise its alluring perfume. There is more strawberry and cream on the palate and it just keeps getting better and more seductive the longer you hold it in the glass. But it’s hard to wait, then suddenly your glass is empty, you refill it and the journey begins again like Groundhog Day!
This wine beckons you to get a rug, throw it on the earth beside the ocean and drink all day with chicken salad. However, on this occasion, we food matched it with an Indian style vegetable curry (click for recipe) which was a foodie moment to behold. It’s a drink-now wine but has enough acid to last a couple of years on the shelf if you forget it’s there …which you won’t.
Popsy & JJ tasted and food matched August 2019
Try it with...
Prawn stir fry
Classic ham and cheese French omelette