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Domaine des Forges, Rose de Loire, 2021

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Domaine des Forges, Rose de Loire, 2021

A dry rosé made from 100% Grolleau, given a slow, gentle pressing in a pneumatic press - arguably a better way to make quality rosé than bleeding off a tank of red wine. Warm pink. This has a charming perfume of crushed red fruits;... Read More

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Domaine des Forges, Rose de Loire, 2021
Domaine des Forges, Rose de Loire, 2021

ColourRosé

RegionLoire

GrowerForges

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2021

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR521

Style

Medium Bodied

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Domaine des Forges, Rose de Loire, 2021

A dry rosé made from 100% Grolleau, given a slow, gentle pressing in a pneumatic press - arguably a better way to make quality rosé than bleeding off a tank of red wine. Warm pink. This has a charming perfume of crushed red fruits; and a subtle flavour of fraises des bois and ripe red cherries. Fresh and clean, excellent as an aperitif or for a cold lunch - and note the lowish alcohol level too. Now-2023

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