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WTN: This red Chinon shows up a good Provence pink.

by Tim York » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:26 am

At last we have had a couple of really warm summer days but with thunder threatening for this evening. We have eaten fishy salads in the garden and as a pairing this red Chinon showed up a usually dependable rosé.

Chinon 2007 – Domaine du Moulin à Tan, Christelle Perais Sourdais, bottled in Belgium by Jacques Pirard – Alc. 12.5% - (€6,90).
C: Light/medium depth red.
N: Fresh tangy red fruit and minerals.
P: Medium/light body and quite supple (I guess from a sandy terroir) but showing lively acidity, refreshing red fruit, some vegetables and bright minerals, touches of graphite and charcoal and good mouth-fill. Served at about 15°C was perfect with the salad with crab and langoustines; 15.5/ 20++ QPR!!

Côtes de Provence (rosé) Vieilles Vignes 2008 – Domaine Saint-André de Figuière – Alc. 13% - (€10,70), Mourvèdre 50%, Cinsault and Grenache.
C: Even paler pink than usual; just a dash of salmon in the white.
N: Sweet plum and roses.
P: More perfumed and confected than previous years with a quite bitter finish and a slight impression of bland heaviness. I would have sworn alcohol of more than 14%; maybe it was the Mourvèdre structure. I wonder if this will be better in a few weeks time. No more than a fair pairing with the salade niçoise; 14.5/20.
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Re: WTN: This red Chinon shows up a good Provence pink.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:11 pm

Two new names for me there Tim. Some basic info on Moulin a Tan on the `net but when I found a site for Saint-Andre, alarm bells ringing on my computer!!!
Have to say the Chinon sounds quite delicious.
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Re: WTN: This red Chinon shows up a good Provence pink.

by Tim York » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:20 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote: when I found a site for Saint-Andre, alarm bells ringing on my computer!!!


That's funny. On mine, McAfee gives it a clean bill of health. What is your anti-virus? Maybe it picks up something that mine misses.
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Re: WTN: This red Chinon shows up a good Provence pink.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:45 pm

My local server, Shaw Secure. I do not think it is that great but sure picked this one up when I opened a link having done a google search.

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