Domaine du Haut Bourg 2020 Grolleau Rose, Loire Valley
Loire Valley Roses, that we see here anyway, tend to be made from either Pinot Noir (as in Sancerre Rose) or from Gamay or Cabernet Franc, so it is rather unusual to find one made from Loire's local red variety, Grolleau, which makes this wine not only a slam-dunk in the sheer pleasure for price arena, it fits the bill on the cool kid/ wine nerd area too! This wine offers absolute purity of fruit, hints of faint minerals that remind of me river water running over cold stones, and wisps of fresh blooming herbs. Pretty nice weight on the palate, seems to spread across the tongue and hold on tight, then the gentle acidity moves and gently sweeps the palate clean leaving you thirsting for another sip. I lost my mind when I saw the price here. Brilliant stuff. Period.