Claouset Bordeaux Rosé 2018
David Siozard is on his tractor right there drinking Bordeaux. The photo might be a little staged, but the content speaks volumes. Who wouldn't want to be doing that?
A few years ago a neighbor unearthed the remains of what have now been identified as Gallo-Roman houses. It was proof positive that humans have been making use of the agricultural qualities of this region--known as Entre-deux-Mers for thousands of years. But the work of the Siozard brothers over the last 10 has been transformative and remarkable.
By the late 90's this was an estate in disrepair--poorly farmed, a rundown winery, and lifeless wines. But today, we have a gem on our hands and a thoroughly different experience. Wines at Domaine de Claouset are clean, bright, energetic, and thoughtful, a lot like David.
I have never once, not ever ever, imported a Bordeaux Rosé. But when I tasted this one, freshly bottled and quivering with freshness, I vowed to change my ways. I think you'll come to quickly approve of this one.
This is the everyday wine at Claouset. The range improves from here. But you know me, I like finding the great value in the everyday bottle. And this one is it!