It’s time to check out the new Rose wines. Here are two from different parts of France. One a touch sweet and one dry. Enjoy!
ROSE Cotes de Provence 2014, Chateau du Rouet (FR)
Cotes de Provence is located in south-east France, an area known for Rose wines. This selection has a soft salmon color and a bouquet of tiny strawberries and raspberries. The palate is generous with good flavors of strawberry and melon. You will find the characteristics of the grapes, 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. It is a dry wine ideal for a light meal. The Chateau Du Rouet has been in the same family since the French Revolution and they bottle their Reservee Traditional in the attractive traditional regional wine bottle.
ROSE D’ANJOU 2013, Marechal (FR)
Another good source of Rose wines is the Loire Valley located in the very heart of France. This Rose has a soft pink blush and the bouquet is light and hints of strawberry. The palate is fresh and juicy with flavors of cranberry and has a gentle sweetness. Nice, generous finish. The grapes are Grolleau (30%) and Cabernet Franc (70%) and these are synonymous in the production of Roses from that area. Great summer wine and perfect for outdoor entertaining served with fresh fruit and little nibbles.
Both wines were purchased from local wine merchants and are priced under $15 the bottle.