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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!

Domaine du Tariquet Marselan Rosé 2013

Domaine du Tariquet Marselan Rosé

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  1. John Hart says:

    Hi Andy

    Domaine du Tariquet were the first to produce Marselan in Gascony but it has been about in the Languedoc for a bit longer.

    I understand that Tariquet’s vineyard was planted in 1999, with the first wine released 10 years later. Domaine Devereux, near Carcassonne, released a varietal Marselan in about 2002. Prior to this it’s low yields made it unpopular with many growers so it was only used as a blending component.

    The first UK retail listing for a varietal Marselan was in about 2003.

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