What a difference a week makes. Today is far from Spring like – warmish but windy, dull and overcast. I abandoned an early morning photo-walk due to the inclementness. Far from the weather need to appreciate a rose one would think. But here it is, the second rosé wine for spring in the series – Domaine du Tariquet Marselan 2013. Marselan is the grape variety a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Domaine du Tariquet was apparently the first winery to produce a Marsalen wine. The intent with the rosé is to bring out the fine primary fruit aromas. Nicely coloured, quite deep for a rosé, spicy notes and a nice food-friendly palate. Recommended with tuna tartare, duck capaccio, roast chicken or a fresh strawberry tart. If the bottle hadn’t been fully consumed with a roast chicken I would have tried it with the tart!
May 11, 2014