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Laroche Rosé Bottle TopJust to show that I don’t always get the food and wine matching thang correct this wine, brought to accompany a salad, just didn’t work. The salad was a little unusual, a Japanese Carrot Salad, doused with sesame oil, fish sauce and a little sugar and was replete with a spicy edge courtesy of a chopped chilli and grated fresh ginger, this dry wine failed in the face of this flavoursome on-slaught.
Rose WineWine Tasting Note: Laroche Rosé, 2006, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France.
Available from Tesco for £5.99.
The wine itself offered a delightful pale rose-petal colour and a lightly perfumed nose of red fruits. While the palate could be described as ‘refreshing’ I found too acidic and quite tart on the finish. They should have left it a little off-dry to counter the aggressiveness.
The flavours are quite delicate and floundered against the food. The slight sweetness in the sauce emphasised the acidity in the wine. It wasn’t a good match at all but then it wasn’t a great wine to start with. Expensive for what it offered.
Scribblings Rating – 78/100
The Laroche website is a slow-loading flash based monstrosity where the ‘English’ pages actually display in French. But I did find that the rosé is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Merlot. Alcohol 12%.

2 Comments »

  1. ryan says:

    Sorry to hear it didn’t pair with the food! Oh and as far as the website, what will it take to get it through winemakers heads that FLASH IS ANNOYING! UGH

  2. ajayan says:

    please specify the grape percentage

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