Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mas Good.

While Peter was drinking Boombalatty (see below), my friends Peg and Sonoma wine guru turned Wisconsin wine retailer, Phil of Thief Wine in Milwaukee, were drinking their favorite summer rose. 

Mas Carlot, Costieres de Nimes, Tradition, Rose, 2008.

Made of grenache, mourvedre and syrah, its a bit of a fatty boombalatty itself, for rose anyway, and done entirely by saignee method, which I guess is redundant because it's not like it can be made in France any other way (Champagne being the exception, of course). 

Very enjoyable, simply loaded with fresh, ripe strawberry fruit with floral overtones on the nose and a lovely little bit of spice on the finish. Delish! And to top it all off, it's available at K&L for $9.99. 

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