This is a delightful surprise of a gorgeous Burgundy rosé is from one of my favourite Cote de Beaune producers, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (PYCM for short).
I’d popped into the Chiswick Good Wine Shop to discuss the selection for our “Summer Wines” tasting at in June (see next post) and whilst debating the rosés, they mentioned that PYCM had produced a rosé. I immediately jumped at a bottle and took it home to explore it that lazy hot Sunday afternoon.
It exceeded my hopes! It’s so much more elegant than some of your more usual Provence rosés so don’t buy to glug but to savour. It could also keep for at least a year or two (as if I could actually keep it for long enough!)
The nose is light and has the elegant characteristics of the white wines that PYCM usually excels at producing (e.g. St Aubin En-Remilly, Chassagne-Montrachet), with hints of stony minerality and, additionally, summer strawberries.
In the glass, it is a pale salmon, almost brassy pink, with a slight effervescence on the tip of the palate when first opened. This opens up into sweet-acid combinations of hints of raspberry and gooseberry fruit, slate in the middle and peppery-finish. Yum!