This past weekend I finally opened up the bottle of Mathilde Chapoutier Grand Ferrage Rose 2018 that I was sent. This wine is imported by Terlato Wines. In this blog post, I’m to be giving you my tasting notes of this fun, summer sipper.
But first, a little backstory: Because let’s face it, every good wine has a story. Mathilde Chapoutier is the 8th generation of the Chapoutier wine family. Her father is Michael Chapoutier, a renowned winemaker. Mathilde has a love of travel, hence the compass on the label. This rosé is the first wine she has made under the label and to be honest she’s done a great job.
Being that it’s summer and Rosé season is in full swing, I just couldn’t help myself but enjoy it while watching the waves crash on the beach and enjoy the company of my loved ones. It’s a really great wine for moments like that. It’s also great alone or with food, it’s quite versatile.
This is a clear pale salmon wine. Nose is clean, medium intensity with lots of youthful notes of geranium, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and passion fruit, with subtle hints of stone.
Dry, Medium body and intensity, the palate has medium acid as well, which is refreshing from a Provence rosé which can be at times, a tad too high in acid. There’s a medium finish. I’d say drink this wine now, this style of rosé isn’t suitable for aging. ABV 13% SRP $25.
As a side note, always like to let my wines rest a little while after shipments because sometimes it can impart some weird notes into the wine. Just a little wine tip for you all!