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Les Hauts de Lagarde

Les Hauts de Lagarde
2016 Rosé, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: .4%
Organically Grown Grapes
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Les Hauts de Lagarde
2016 Rosé, Bordeaux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: .4%
Dark pink coral color. Aromas of fresh sliced red pepper, ash, and cherry cola with an crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-long watermelon rind and cherry skin finish with dusty, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A highbrow rosé with interesting earthy character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fresh sliced red pepper, ash, and cherry cola
Taste Flavor: watermelon rind and cherry skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highbrow rosé with interesting earthy character.

The Producer

Les Hauts de Lagarde

The Producer
235 Route Chemin Court
Saint Romain la Virvee, 33240
France

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).