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Blonde with a Brain 聰慧美少女

Blonde with a Brain

Date back to the late 70’s, every sizzling summer when my rustic family restaurant had got only ceiling fans, it will be time for rose. Needless to say, Mateus was the most popular in those days. Some sophisticated guests brought Rose D’Anjou, some brought Tavel. They were all awesome. With the very limited resource of wine knowledge, my mentor told me, Rose D’Anjuo should be drunk young while Tavel could be aged for several years.

With the increasing popularity of the New World wine, there were more and more roses on the market. With my very shallow experience, I could not tell why the rose were getting less appealing and serious wine lover tends to avoid them. Rose should be ideal for summer while sailing and enjoying BBQ, I guess it must be the over production and nouveau style that keeps serious wine lovers stay away. Some guys describe it as a dumb blonde with good appearance but no brain.

Last November, I open a bottle of biodynamic rose made by Des Domaines les Carabinieres. The colour is like bright garnet with a very appealing strawberry aroma that reminds me of the Pink Panther white chocolate in a very natural way. While I doubted if it was only the fruits it could offer like most common place rose; it kept surprising me with layers of floral and fruity notes such as violate, white rose, white tea, peach, cranberry, red currents, minerals and very elegant, subtle sweet spices in between. Christy my ex-assistant called is a teenager blonde with a brain. So mean but so true, it is eye catching and also with much content. I dare say she is really a heart breaker. When I further study the wine, average vine age is 50 years old. Gosh, it looks young but with the wisdom of a granny. 

聰慧美少女 

回想70年代的盛夏,咱們家的山村小店只有樓底吊扇的年代,往往是桃紅酒出沒的時候。不消説,俗稱"碼頭老鼠"的Matues Rose當時最受歡迎。好些識貨的人客會帶法國的Rose D’Anjou 或Tavel Rose 來享用。兩者皆佳。當年有限的資訊,前輩們教導D’Anjou喝嫩齡,Tavel可以陳。 

隨著新大陸酒的興起,市場上充斥了各類桃紅。以我淺薄的經驗,解釋不了何故桃紅漸漸變得不討好;認真的飲家也開始遠離。其實桃紅很適合夏日揚帆和燒烤時享用。也許是"新酒"風的泛濫使得飲家敬而遠之吧!有些捉狹鬼還將桃紅酒形容為"沒長腦袋的金髮美女"——中看不中喝。 

去年十一月,嚐了御林騎酒莊的生物動力學Tavel桃紅。明亮的石榴色帶著可喜的草莓香,讓我想起傻豹朱古力,却是天然的氣息。當我懷疑她是否跟一般的桃紅酒只提供果子味之餘,她却給我千迴百轉的驚喜:花香果香接踵而來:紫羅蘭丶白玫瑰丶白茶丶白桃、紅莓丶紅醋栗、礦物、還有高雅細緻的甜香料。我的前助理稱她作長腦袋的小堅果。那麼刻薄那麼貼切;吸睛又有內涵。她絕對是個偷心賊。仔細研究一下,她竟然是用平均籐齡50多歳的老藤葡萄讓製。天哪!天龍八部的天山童姥!!

Varietal:

50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 15% Syrah

50% 格納殊,20%珊索,15% 卡列茲,15%施赫

 

DOMAINE DES CARABINIERS
TAVEL ROSÉ

 

原價Original price HKD228

早鳥價Early Bird Price HKD188

最低起訂量 Min Order 12 bottles

早鳥價有效期Early bird price valid until 31 Jan 2019



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