I’ve been trying to visit new wine shops when I’m out and about. I was recently in my state’s capital for a day trip and wandered into a waterfront ma and pa wine shop. I chose the Villa Des Anges 2014 Old Vine Rosé as my take home souvenir from my trip. When I was at the register, the owners told me it’s their most popular Rosé. It’s certainly a fine Rosé and my second favorite of the year so far.
The Villa Des Anges 2014 Old Vine Rosé is a Rosé of cinsault. The alcohol level is a pleasant 12% making it a good quaffer for hotter nights. We chilled the wine down to about 50 degrees which may not have been quite enough chill, but the wine still showed wonderfully. We used standard stemless white wine glasses for the tasting. The wine let out a whisper of strawberry when opened. The wine is stunning light blush color.
Villa Des Anges 2014 Old Vine Rosé has a moderately perfumed nose of strawberry, red currant, and quince. You can also smell minerals and hints of wildflowers in the nose when you swirl it. It’s exceptionally pleasant. The palate is much the same with the addition of white pepper, green grapes, and apricot. The finish is long with lemon, minerals, and a hint of dried honeycomb. This wine is very dry, crisp, and balanced. It’s perfect for most lighter summer fare and would pair wonderfully with deeper flavored dishes like roast chicken as the weather cools towards the fall. I could also see it on a Thanksgiving table!
The Villa Des Anges 2014 Old Vine Rosé makes a great addition to your entertaining arsenal as well. The average price is around $10 so it won’t break the bank to bring two bottles to your next soiree! I still prefer the powerfully fruity Grifone but if you are looking for a slightly more restrained fruit profile, then this would be my choice. We give this wine 89 points and will certainly purchase it again!
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