2022 Arche Rosé

This was a Texas Wine Club selection (more), but I had tried the 2021 vintage during a tasting at the winery (see here). The Texas Wine Club notes that its 100% Estate grown, which is new in 2022 as the 2021 was not. This is a Saignée dry rosé made of a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. The notes say aromas of peach, grapefruit, rose petal, and honeydew melon. A very light bodied wine with minimal tannins, some minerality and crispness.

My Notes

This had a nice fruity scent, much like an unripe peach with some underlying citrus. It was a bit tarter/acidic than expected. It was both oily on the tongue and dry with a sweet finish.

It brought out the sauce on the shrimp but was relatively neutral. So was the dinner – so added some 7 Spice to give it some flavor and it made the wine tart and sweet, but also brought out the acidity of the wine.

Final Thoughts

Overall, there are Rosés that I personally like more for food pairing and for just drinking, so I’m not rating this one. Maybe its just young and needed to rest for another year, maybe the Texoma AVA grapes really do taste different – I don’t know – I’m not that smart when it comes to wine. I just know that I’m not likely to actively seek out this vintage, but the 2021 vintage was quite good. And Arche has others I will track down.

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