J. Mourat 2021 Rose Collection Val de Loire, Loire Valley
I cannot think of a vintage when this Loire Valley Rose was not in our top 5 best sellers. It has such a following that one of our regular customers went so far as to have the adorable little owl on the front label tattooed on her wrist! That's a commitment if ever there was one right? The bottle always grabs people's attention first, a slightly shorter squat bottle that looks like something one might find in a lab but it is the wine that stirs up its fan base and keeps people coming back over and over again. Made from 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Negrette and 1% Gamay, all certified organic. Lots of mineral here again this vintage, more river stones and herbaceous than floral and fruit forward. Great burst of salinity right up front with a lighter body that shimmers more than flows across the palate and the finish is crunchy in a way that reminds me biting into under ripe melon. Lip smacking thirst quencher.