What I’m Tasting: Pink Fizz!

A few standouts from the last few days. First up, a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Auxerrois, and Pinot Blanc. Wonderfully tart and zippy, with the flavor of ripe pears. So good.



Next were a pair of reds from Mas de Daumas Gassac, a winery whose wines I always enjoy – they keep a nursery of unusual and native varieties to the area, and I like that their wines always have nice fresh, juicy fruit, even when there’s a little more oak and smoke in the mix, too.



But to be honest, my favorite wine of theirs is their slightly off-dry rose sparkler made with young Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The fizz is wonderfully foamy and lively, and its fruity sweetness reminds me of expensive farmers’ market strawberries. YUM!


Published by Diane McMartin

Diane McMartin is a Certified Sommelier and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America’s Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program. She also works in wine retail, teaching wine education classes and helping customers wade through the endless sea of bad Chardonnay in the world. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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