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Saturday, 7 April 2012

2011 Chinon Rosés: Baudry-Dutour

2011 Cuvée Marie-Justine, Chinon Rosé, Baudry-Dutour (above and below) 

Two 2011 Chinon Rosés from Baudry-Dutour sent as samples to try – both are made from 100% Cabernet Franc. Firstly the aperitif style Cuvée Marie-Justine that is a blend of grapes from their own vineyards and grapes bought in. It has attractive pear and light red fruit with quite fresh, vibrant acidity in the finish.     

2011 Chinon Rosé, Château de la Grille, Baudry-Dutour (above and below) 

In contrast the Cuvée Marie-Justine, the 2011 Château de la Grille Rosé is more full-bodied, concentrated and riper and a rosé to be enjoyed with food. Baudry-Dutour bought Château de la Grille in January 2009. They have kept the bulbous shape of bottle that La Grille has long used, which is an awkward choice for a rosé as it won't fit into a bottle cooler.    

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