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Rosé of red wine grapes

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Rosé of red wine grapes

Tripeler | | Sep 14, 2012 03:02 AM

About a month ago I mentioned in a different thread that I had a Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile and it was quite nice and paired easily with food. After that I found a Rosé of Cab Franc from France that was also quite nice, though not as darkly and exquisitely colored as the Chilean wine. The French I got was cheap, Le Sauvage brand Cabernet Franc Rosé made in the Loire. This one is also quite nice, quite drinkable, and although squarely in the table wine category, it was remarkably cheap, about US$8 a bottle here in Tokyo.

The question I have is are these rosé wines from red wine grapes a new thing? Both examples I have had have been pleasantly dry but not overly tannic, and both easily paired with food and very drinkable. From now on I will seek out other wines like these.

Have you enjoyed wines like these? Are there any I should look out for?

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