Learn about Grolleau — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Appreciated for a bright acidity and light red hue that its (albeit deeply black colored) berries offer, Grolleau is a common addition to the celebrated rosé appellation contrôlée wines of Anjou, Saumur and Touraine. Grolleau makes a fine partner to Gamay in Rosé d’Anjou and among the bubbly categories of the Loire, it is used for Crémant de Loire rosés and the sparkling wines of Saumur.
Tasting Notes for Grolleau
Grolleau makes a dry red wine with vibrant sour cherry, cranberry and blackberry fruit characteristics as well as herbaceous, leather, or smoky qualities. As a rosé, Grolleau is bright and fruity.
Perfect Food Pairings for Grolleau
Grolleau will pair well with Maine lobster with lemon beurre blanc, grilled scallops or chicken, tuna tartar, halibut with roasted turnips and pork loin.
Sommelier Secret for Grolleau
Though it is used predominantly for rosé wines, Grolleau has deeply black colored berries and takes its name from the French word, grolle, meaning “crow.”
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Clau de Nell Grolleau 2016Grolleau from Loire, France
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