#6 | Chateau Cornet - Costières de Nîmes Rosé, 2016
Overview: Chateau Cornet - Costières de Nîmes Rosé, 2016. Drank during the summer of 2018, for no particular reason over than it was Friday and I had a spare $10.
Producer: Chateau Cornet
Region: Costières de Nîmes, Rhône Valley
Varietal Composition: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Avg. Cost: $12.95
Overall Rating: 3.1 of 5
Look: Clear, day-bright medium copper color, with white straw and pale pink secondary colors. Little to no viscosity.
Smell: I won't lie, it smelled a little funky at first...almost like pee. I believe the wine suffered from reduction, and smelled at first of boiled garlic and cabbage. I ran it through an aerator and it helped, some. I got notes of celery, pink grapefruit, and faint traces of strawberry. Not overly floral or alcoholic on the nose.
Taste: Perfect balance between off-dry and semi sweet. Light bodied. Acidity is in check, with the right amounts to off set any overwhelming red fruit sweetness. Still has medium- amounts alcohol, enough to get loose outside in the summer without melting away. Medium- grip on the tongue, which means you can put a few down before you need any water 😉 Just enough structure and complexity to make it a perfect summer everyday wine. Doesn't overstay it's welcome, and is balanced light and delicately.
Conclusion: Another really fun Rosé from France. A lighter drink than the other French Rosé from #2 review. France has their rosé game on lock. If you want lighter drink, grab this one. Bad ass rosé for the price point! Super fun.
Occasion: Drank on Friday night, no particular occasion.