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.