Variety: Unknown for certain, but Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot if I had to guess
Region: Bordeaux, France
My Review: Just because it’s February doesn’t mean I’m not still sipping on rose’. During a recent trip to our local grocery store (gotta love the new Wegman’s in Raleigh), my wife grabbed the 2018 Chateau De Burgun Rose’ and tossed (ok, placed) it in the cart to try something new.
In the glass the wine showed as an orangish-pink colour; much lighter than when the bottle was full. On the nose I picked up aromas of roses, white flowers, and a little bit of citrus. In the mouth I got flavours of white flowers, roses, and subtle white peach notes (I think it was white peach; it was definitely peaches of some kind).
We paired the wine with a salad of arugula with sage brown butter chicken with some quinoa tossed in, and I have to say it was a great pairing. The floral notes and the hint of acid did a nice job of cutting through the chicken, which my wife had coated in flower and lightly pan-fried until done.
For $10 I thought the wine was a great value – very food friendly, but once the weather finally starts to turn, it’ll be a nice one to have on hand while sitting on the porch on a warm day. Definitely one to keep in mind once Spring and Summe roll back around.