Mile High's "Wine of the Week": March 17th
Domaine Francois Millet Sancerre Pinot Noir Rose 2018
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $16.99
Sale End: 3/22/2020
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The Loire Valley is as happy a home as Pinot Noir has anywhere in the world. This impressive specimen delivers the kind of impressively layered style that is sure to hold your interest by quickening your pulse with each passing swirl and sniff and sip! Buxom notes of wild strawberries and freshly grated orange zest mingle with intimations of fresh cream and briary herbs. Few grapes can match the ethereal quality of Pinot Noir and you’ll find that this example is classically elusive and difficult to pin down. The palate is zesty at first with raspberry and crushed cherry leading the charge. But then it turns a bit more creamy on the mid-palate with a touch of Orange Julius mingling with kirsch liqueur and strawberry hard candy to create a dynamic Rose that shows you different facets of its personality as it interacts with the air. The joy of this Pinot Noir being a Rose style is that the fruit isn’t so saturated that it gets in the way of the minerality on the finish. Instead the finish is sleek, playful, and full of character. A brilliant foil for salmon, scallops, or even swine, it is the kind of wine that is sure to find a happy home at your table again and again.
Food Pairing:A hearty style of Rose like the 2018 Francois Millet Sancere really does want to be paired with food. Sure, you could sip this one alone just fine, but it’ll be even better alongside a classy meal. One of my favorites is to take some plump scallops and season them simply with cutie zest, grated ginger, salt, and a pinch of white sugar (to facilitate rapid browning) before searing them in a ripping hot skillet. I like to serve them nice and rare with a drizzle of sauce made from reduced cutie juice, grated ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes and then glossed up with a pat of butter off the heat just before service. Add a side salad with crumbled goat cheese, toasted sliced almonds, and fresh strawberries for a light but satisfying meal that will wow you!
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