Midslope Rasteau Rhone Red 2007
Big warm blackberry smell, strawberry, oak, some acetic acid that makes me suspect a significant percent of cabonic maceration. Blackberry flavor, more than a hint of banana/strawberry, warm with alcohol at the finish. Fruity but dry, big 14% abv.
A village in the Haut-Vaucluse, perched atop a 200m high hill, Rasteau looks out to the Dentelles de Montmirail. Village life revolves around the main square (place d’Apparent), edged with plane trees, that forms the main place of business as well as a centre of village festivities.