Domaine de la Villa Rosa, AOC/AOP Cabernet d’Anjou, Loire, France, 2015
This appellation, situated mainly on the left, and a little on the right bank of the Loire, between Angers and Saumur, produces off to medium dry rose based on cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.
This wine: a blend of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, Nomacorc closure, 11.5% abv, €7, en France.
Consumer tasting note: a fairly simple rose with a fresh and fruity red berried nose, a medium bodied smooth palate, and similar flavor profile.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity salmon, showing tears.
Nose: clean, medium intensity, youthful, with aromas as they come, of red cherry, raspberry, cranberry juice, a hint of vegetal – green pepper.
Palate: off-dry, medium acidity, medium (-) alcohol, a medium body, a low-key grip with a smooth texture and light sucrosity (sense of sweetness) in mid-palate, medium intensity, with flavours of raspberry, cranberry juice and red currant. A medium length with a red berried finish.
Quality: acceptable quality, fairly simple but well made, nicely balanced acidity with flavour intensity and alcohol, appears quite fresh, which suits the lightly flavoured red berry notes, no complexity, modest flavour concentration and length.
Readiness for drinking/ageing potential: drink now, not suited to ageing – though well-balanced does not have intensity, concentration and indicative length.