2015ChidaineRose2015 Francois Chidaine, Touraine Rose of Grolleau, Pinot Noir & Gamay, Loire Valley, France.
Bright, fresh and easy with juicy/fruity character and a lovely brisk mineral streak the new Francois Chidaine Touraine Rose is a super fun and light summer wine. Low alcohol and crisply compelling from start to finish with tangy mixed berries, tart cherry and peachy stone fruits leading the way with citrus infused acidity and steely watermelon the Chidaine Rose of Grolleau, Pinot Noir and Gamay delivers a load of refreshment on the palate, but in a very delicate and lacy way with a bit of earth, spice and wet shale adding subtle and savory complexity. Organic and well made this little Rose is not a pink that thrills or lingers in memory, but still gives plenty of verve and is pleasing, great for summer sipping, light and fruity enough for breakfast, brunch, lunch and pre dinner, though maybe falling short to go with a main meal, better with lighter snacks and casual bites. Best very chilled and quaffed freely, this is just unique enough to be appealing and charming, not the most serious of Roses, it is still well worth your time to locate a few bottles. Drink this Chidaine pink as soon as possible, with gusto and without thought, this is simple vibrant wine made to be downed young, best with BBQed oysters or the Sunday newspaper on a warm morning!
($16 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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