Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wine Review: Domaine Roc Des Anges Côtes Catalanes IGP "L'effet Papillon" Grenache Blanc 2015

March is Languedoc-Roussillon Month on!

This month I'm taking a tour of the  Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France from the comfort of my own home! I've got ten wines from the region; six from Roussillon and four from Languedoc. As you probably know, it's been rather difficult to keep this blog going lately so these reviews will be short and sweet

Woof! That's a long name, huh? Let's break it down. Domaine Roc Des Anges is the winery, Côtes Catalanes IGP is the region, L'effet Papillon is the label, and Grenache Blanc is the grape. Côtes Catalanes borders Spain with its vineyards on the eastern slopes of the Pyrenees mountains, facing the Mediterranean. The breeze from the sea cools the grapes during the hot summer days, and the breeze from the mountains also cool the grapes at night. Within this IGP are the AOC regions of Cotes du Roussillon, Banyuls, and Collioure, which we've already explored this month with M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon-Villages 2016Gérard Bertrand Banyuls 2013, and Domaine La Tour Vieille Collioure La Pinède 2015.

Now, without further ado, let's review the first white wine of the month!

The color of the wine is pale yellow. There's aromas of cantaloupe, apricot, jasmine, and a tiny hint of tarragon. In the mouth it's very zippy and lively with a tart acidity and minerally mouthfeel. There's flavors of lemon peel, cantaloupe,  apricot, and chalk. That minerally mouthfeel and chalk flavor continues onto the long lasting, tart, lemony finish.

It's delicious, it's affordable, it won't let you down. It's not memorable; it's enjoyable. And with spring coming up, bringing the need for some chilled quaffers, that's all you really need. For $12 you'll be more than happy with your purchase.

Price: $12
Rating: 3.5/5 = Satisfying / Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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