The Château La Tour Grise ZEC Rosé undoubtedly will be one of the most memorable rosés – if not the most memorable – I enjoyed during the summer of 2013. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, which are certified biodynamic and organic, the ZEC is both evocative and delicious. We enjoyed the wine over two evenings. The first night I kept thinking that this wine was like witnessing the life span of a cherry unfolding: floral cherry blossom notes evolved into fresh cherries and finally into a kirsch cordial. The finish showed an oxidized, nutty character. Mesmerizing and intriguing. The tasting on the second night brought the cherry and nuttiness together and I couldn’t help but think of Häagen-Dazs black cherry amaretto gelato. ZEC is ripe and a touch off-dry, with any residual sugar balanced by a lasting acidity. It is a rusty pink in the glass, which does not show up too well in the photo, and has a medium plus body. We found it was great on its own, without food to distract from its complexity.
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