Sunday Rosé session anyone?
The sun is shining and I’m in the mood to drink pink.
I recently received this sample from our friends at La La Land wines (thank you). It’s from 2019 and made from Pinot Noir in the saignée method.
Saignée or ‘bleeding’ in English refers to when a winemaker sets out to make a red wine but also might make a rosé wine on the side. If a winemaker wants to impart more colour and flavour into a red wine during maceration they might remove or ‘bleed off’ some of the pink juice early on. The juice left is more concentrated for the red wine desired and the bonus by-product is the removed juice can then be fermented separately to make a rosé. That’s some delicious multi-tasking!
Read more about Rosé in my Rosé Guide here.
In the glass we found this one a pale copper shade. On the nose it made me think of freshly picked Strawberries, watermelon and refreshing citrus. While in the mouth it’s fruity, zingy and covers the mouth with delicious flavours of strawberries/raspberries and grapefruit.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!