You can fill in the blank here. There’s all kinds of shirts, slogans, gimmicks, and what have you to sell you on something that doesn’t need much selling. People like their Rosé, and while it’s becoming more of a thing to do and sip, it’s funny how people are jumping on this bandwagon. Maybe I’ve missed the boat and this has been going on for longer than I remember?
For many of us, we just want to enjoy our wine, and not worry about all the analysis that sometimes comes with it. Many of my friends who like to drink Rosé just want the wine to taste good, and have it a part of their outdoor celebrations, whether at a bar, restaurant, a party, or in solitude.
I wish I could recommend the Les Pierres AOC Languedoc Rosé from Domaine de Nizas (Grapes : 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache noir, 20% Mourvèdre), but it just didn’t win me or my friends over.
Here’s more about them, their contact info, and where to find their wines near YOU.
Old Bridge Cellars is the North American distributor, and can hopefully be of assistance.
However, as I referred to, it depends on t he setting. We were at a restaurant but something just felt off from the get go. And a lot of these vibes and energies are based on how we’re feeling and what we attract. It’s quite possible that in different circumstances this bottle may taste a lot better.
But I have to go with my first impression. It was rough to drink and that’s not what you want from a Rosé. It shouldn’t be difficult, this should be fun.
I’m not going to throw the restaurant we were at under the bus. This isn’t the point of that. I will say our service was lackluster, and our cheese plate was missing something. As you will see from one picture to another, we had to ask, and wait, and ask again for a little extra, which should’ve been part of our array anyways.
I can’t blame a wine for missing the mark on all the other factors, but sometimes when it rains…
The sun was shining and shining as bright as you’re every going to see, so I’ll really just chalk this up to an experience. I’ve had so many a glass and bottle of Rosé (In The USA, ha…) where it went down like water, like juice, and like it was the easiest thing to drink in the world.
None of this happened here. I shared this with fellow wine lovers who all agreed something was wrong. Drinking this felt like work and felt like a chore. Good wine and good times can’t be forced.
With all that being said, I would give this wine another go and would gladly try another one of their wines if given the opportunity.
For a price range of $12-$15, it’s not going to break the bank nor break your heart. It didn’t break ours, but it left us with more questions and head scratching than anything else. I’m all for giving wines another go, as first impressions can change as does our palates. And just because I didn’t love it, doesn’t mean you won’t.
We’ve got plenty of summer, plenty of the year, and plenty more of life and wine to celebrate and talk about. But for now…
Peace Be With You…
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