Château La Rayre Bergerac Rosé 2013

There is much talk of context in wine tasting, and that perhaps more should be made of it.  Today’s context is that it is high summer, 37 degrees outside and climbing, with gusty northerly winds testing the mettle of some new tree plantings.  So, in two words, largely awful.  A chilled bottle of rosé therefore seemed a rather good idea with lunch.   From the 2013 vintage, this rosé is from Chateau La Rayre in Bergerac (inland of Bordeaux) and is a blend of one part merlot, and two parts cabernet franc.  The result is refreshing, dry on the palate, and has attractive and balanced flavours reminding of strawberries and raspberries.  This wine is recommended – I really quite liked it – and is perfect for summer.

Rating: Good, Abv: 12%, Price: $26.50, Source: sample, Vendors: http://www.discovervin.com.au/, Website: http://www.chateau-la-rayre.com/, Tasted: 2015

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