Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rose 2004
from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Parallèle 45 is named for the location of the vineyards on the 45th latitude, where a stone marker proclaims 'Ici commence le midi' ('Here begins the Midi"). Recognized for its consistent excellence by the wine press, Parallèle 45 is a fruity and fleshy blend of Rhône grapes which can vary significantly to reflect the best varieties in any given vintage. The 'Saignée' method is used (Saignée, meaning 'bleeding' in French, is a process that pumps off the juice from the red grape skins to produce a rosé wine). The wine is aged for a short time in thermoregulated tanks before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Color: Very bright, deep salmon color.
Palate: Well rounded, full and generous, its long finish is emphasized by fresh aromas of very ripe red fruits with a hint of spice
Food Match: salads, quiche, grilled vegetables, fish, chicken, Asian cuisine.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
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