The Passionate Foodie has featured Argyle Winery! Richard Auffrey describes Argyle’s 2010 Brut Rose as “worth the price, delivering high quality, excellent taste and plenty of complexity.”
The 2010 Brut Rosé ($50) is part of the Artisan Series and only 2000 cases were produced. The Rosé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier, and has an alcohol content of 12.5%. The Pinot Meunier is from a small plantiing in their Knudsen Vineyards. With an alluring aroma of red fruit and toast, the bubbly possessed complex flavors of strawberry, cherry and hints of peach. There were also subtle spice elements, a mild toastiness and a lengthy and satisfying finish. The body had some creaminess which didn’t overwhelm the palate, and the clean and crisp flavors stood out. The tiny bubbles were refreshing and it an an excellent food wine, with everything from seafood to fried chicken, pizza to burgers.
Read Auffrey’s entire article at The Passionate Foodie blog, where he also describes a few changes within the winery, such as a label redesign.