Friday, February 5, 2010
Ruby red sparkling.
Parigot, Bourgogne Brut, Cremant, NV.
I can't call this a rosé, cause it's so damn red, like Valentine's day red, but it's also not as intensely red as a sparkling Aussie Shiraz. It's kinda in between. I love the Parigot rosé for great value sparkling wine, but this baby is much deeper and richer and even has a slight phenolic textural component to it that makes your tongue quiver. Loads of ripe black cherry, wet stone minerality and lively, refreshing acidity. Just what Cupid ordered for V-Day. Easy to polish off a bottle between 2 people with the added potential for romance following consumption.