This is a higher end Rose that is a blend of Grenache and Tibouren grapes. It is a very bright but light salmon pink color. Quite an expressive nose of watermelon, strawberries along with slight grapefruit and just a touch of wintergreen. On the palate, this is clean and steely. Strawberries and peaches with slight tannins (unusual for a Rose). Long finish. This drinks well on its own but to really show its class, it needed some food. It went amazingly well with a Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad. While this probably will last a few years, the sooner you get to it, the more freshnes
I don't know where you live, but here on the shores of Lake Erie, its been a wet, cool spring. That might be good for the grapevines, but its put a bit of a damper on drinking outside. But, it looks like we finally made it. Time to open up some Rose! This is a very attractively packaged rose from Provence. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. It is quite pale pale salmon pink in color, clear and bright. On the nose, this has lots of fresh strawberries, slight hint of orange peel and and a nice minerality. On the palate, this has a bigger texture than it light color might lead o
This one comes in a unique shaped bottle. It is drinking quite well today and should easily last for five more years. Ruby/purple, clear and bright. The nose is tight at first. With air, some black raspberries and raspberries come out. Also some floral qualities and some spice. On the palate, this has nice black raspberry fruit. Slight leather. Medium tannins. A bit dusty underneath. Good finish. Very food friendly. At around $15, this is a very nice value.
This carries the Euro label of IGP or what used to be called Vin De Pays (VdP). It is grown in the Provence are of France on an Island in the Rhone River. It is a Bordeaux blend of grapes though certainly has a unique personality that is quite different. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is dusty and earthy with some cherry fruit. With air, some cloves emerge. It is light bodied with tart cherries and cranberries. Slight tannins. A bit of anise on the finish. At $9, this is a very nice value. Food friendly for a wide variety of foods. Very much a European styled wine but