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The Cambridge Wine Blogger, Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis aka The Camridge Wine Blogger reviewed of our Rosé 2011 recently, here is what he wrote:

"This Tour de Belfort rosé from 2001 is a blend of Merlot and Syrah from a new, family-run vineyard in the Regional Park of Causses de Quercy near Cahors in south west France.

It also features the domaine's new-style label, which is rather classier than the previous one.

Made completely organically without any herbicides or pesticides, it is the colour of Guadeloupe melon flesh in the glass.

On the nose, there is watermelon and a touch of bubblegum, underpinned by leesiness; the palate is long with mouthwateringly juicy red berries, watermelon, a mouthfilling, rounded fruit acidity and a toasty, leesy savouriness.

Overall, it feels balanced with a good depth of flavour, whilst the finish is savoury and persistent with just a hint of grip and some warming spice.

Food-friendly and sealed under screwcap, it would make a very classy picnic wine - now we just need the weather to go with it."

A linguist by education and a company director by profession, Tom Lewis lived in Austria for several years where he first developed a love of Austrian wines, especially Wachau Riesling and Burgenland's dessert wines.

A couple of trips to France later and the same was true for Bordeaux, Languedoc and Alsace.

Launching this blog in 2009 was a way of recording impressions of various wine events and later, increasingly, individual wines.

His comments have been published on Jancis Robinson's website,Local Wine Events as well as in the local press in his home town of Cambridge, UK where he is the wine critic for City Connect and writes for other publications.