Arbois Ploussard 2012 £11.65
Sometimes described as a rosé, this wine is more of a light red as it is made like a red wine with no saignée (This is the process by which some coloration of the juice by the grape skins is allowed but not as much as when making a red wine) The skin of the Ploussard (or Poulsard) grape releases little colour. It has a taste of red fruits with a spicy, smoky base. A very satisfying, refreshing and unusual mouthful. Some tannin, so will develop well.
Actually 9 out of 10 rather than 4 out of 5
Posted by David J. on 30th Apr 2014
ideal - light and cool. not at all like a rosé .... more like a good light Pinot Noir (regional french, not new world), crossed with something very slightly medicinal, as in cherry-flavour cough mixture. a Braucol or Copertino maybe. the colour of...St Pourcain ? which is my benchmark for easy on the digestion, easy on the head drinkability.
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