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Thursday, 30 June 2011

2009 Pinot Noir Rosé, Coteaux Charitois, Serge Dagueneau et Filles

2009 Rosé Les Montées de Saint Lay

Normally I should have drunk this 2009 Rosé (pure Pinot Noir) about nine months to a year ago. Fortunately this rosé from the Côtes de la Charité has withstood time well – many rosés need to be drunk within a year of being made otherwise they become tired. Serge Dagueneau's has remained fresh in colour and flavour with seductive red fruits and grenadine. Being 2009 it has a little sweetness in the finish, which I find slightly cloying after a glass or so. However, I'm well aware that this will apeal to those who find sharp acidity difficult.

The vineyards of the Côtes de la Charité lie to the east of La Charité-sur-Loire, particularly around the hamlets of Saint-Lay and Chasnay.

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