Château de Birazel producteur de vins rouge et blanc Bordeaux Sud Gironde Domaine viticole familial à Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille

ROMANE 2020, a tasting guide

Wine lovers instinctively serve rosé cooler than white wine, but a little less cold than Champagne, which some may even enjoy chilled. Sometimes a wine reveals its colours as it warms up, like the grapes ripening in the summer sun. Temperature is a crucial element in tasting, and one should not neglect it, or risk savouring only certain facets of a complex nectar.

Temperature is a crucial element in tasting, and one should not neglect it, or risk savouring only certain facets of a complex nectar.

Thus, the mineral notes and subtle acidity of ROMANE 2020 are best highlighted when it is served chilled (at 9-10°C). A little less cool (at 11-12°C), it reveals its atypical character, far from the archetypal white Bordeaux. It then comes closer to a Rhone wine, or a more Burgundian, more sophisticated Chardonnay. You can sense the grain of the wood.
Savoured as a pre-dinner drink, or to accompany seafood and cold fish, ROMANE may be decanted on a bed of ice to keep some freshness while being aired. Between 11 and 15°C our white wine develops a smoothness and long finish which allows it to enhance an entire meal. ROMANE then shows a different face, stouter and full-bodied, but just as pleasurable and aromatic.

Château de Birazel producteur de vins rouge et blanc Bordeaux Sud Gironde Domaine viticole familial à Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille

If the cellars of the great Châteaux and the technological gems on the market are the stuff of dreams, one should know that it is not necessary to have a sophisticated wine cellar to enjoy a wine at its true value. A thermometer and a little common sense are the only requirements. The only thing remaining is to find the ideal temperature spot: a north-facing windowsill, a grassy bed wet with morning dew, damp sand at the beach, an ice bucket, or even a fridge (keeping an eye on the time!)… Place your bottle there a few hours before serving, according to the specific advice received from the winemaker, oenologist, or your favourite wine merchant. Enjoy your tasting!

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