2008 La Gatte Rosé, Bordeaux
By now, doesn't everyone know that France is home to the best dry rosé on the market? It may, however, come as a surprise to discover that more than a few of these wonderful pink wines hail from Bordeaux. The La Gatte comes from a saignee (bleeding) of the finest Merlot parcels. Free run juice is drawn off only three hours after fruit comes in from the field. Indigenous yeast is used, and the result is some the purest Merlot you will ever sample! Typically rich in alcohol, this rosé is vinified totally dry, and it makes a wonderful year-round accompaniment to shellfish, white meats, smoked meat and fish, or as an aperitif. Clyde loves this wine.