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Languedoc rosés in 2018


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Amistat - Tatsima gris - NV - Vin de France - 12 jun 2018 - 17.5 - 2018-2021

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Amistat - Tatsima gris - NV - Vin de France - 12 jun 2018 - 17.5 - 2018-2021

Tasted blind. The only rosé here in a tinted bottle (dark green). Made by Julien Ditté and Olivier Cazenave. 80% Grenache Gris. 20% Macabeo fiom Catalunya Nord (Seize). Four weeks' skin-contact fermentation with stems. One year in bottle before release. Although the bottle says NV, this one is 2016. 1,320 bottles.

More orange than rosé. Smells like a Barocca tablet! Cherry and orange. Natural wine, a teeny bit. Very very unusual. It totally split my fellow blind tasters, with everyone taking a strong side. I loved it (and it was one of the few samples I kept back to drink). A little like wild fizzy cherry cider with marmalade and salty pecans. Long and zipping through the mouth and tannic and tea leaves and apples and wild raspberries. Yet savoury, and I can't help thinking of Amontillado as I taste it. Despite its kookiness, the fruit is pure, with clarion clarity and the acidity has electric brightness. It would be beautiful with pigeon salad, or cold game terrine, or a smoky aubergine and yogurt salad with sumac. Brilliant, brave, edgy wine. (TC)