Friday, 2 July 2010

Bruno Clair Marsannay Rosé 2007

With this positively Provencial summer we're having even the most dedicated red or white but not pink man must bow down to a lunchtime bottle of rosé.  However, there's rosé and there's rosé.  I'm not talking a mouthful of revolting bright pink slightly sweet liquid bubblegum, I'm talking about a bottle of Bruno Clair's Marsannay Rosé from Burgundy.  Made from Pinot Noir (a good if risky start) it's got sap and vigour with lashings of that Pinot raspberry fruitiness, but with a dry cleansing austerity to match.  The bottle was bought from the producer last spring for the sum total of €7.80, but Justerini & Broooks will also happily sell you some, but perhaps only by the case.  It was terrific with our home made pizzas at lunch today.

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