Alkimi Le Mistral Rosé 2015

This is an impressive Rhône style rosé from Alkimi.  It’s made using the saignée method, and is rather humbly described by its winemaker Stuart Dudine as a wine created by necessity.  I would say necessity has been kind then, because I think this is a very good rosé.  From grenache, syrah and roussanne, but mostly grenache, it has aromatics of strawberry and nectarines.  The palate has a viscous texture and a lovely balance to it.  This is easy to recommend.

Rating: Good to Very Good
Abv: 14%
Price: $25
Source: sample
Vendors and website: http://alkimiwines.com
Tasted: 2016

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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