Subtle. Delicate. Pleasing. As all fine rosés should be. It’s getting to be rosé season!!
This 2011 rosé from Domaine La Suffrene is that ideal salmon pink color. It has divine floral notes with light white pepper spice alongside those lovely strawberry, watermelon and mellow cherry flavors. It has a silky mouthfeel which adds depth and texture to the long honeyed finish.
Like any fine wine, the terroir makes all the difference: Bandol is in Provence in the South of France. Simply put, this is where fine rosé is born. Tip: Choose the Provence region when choosing rosé if you are ever confused or indecisive when looking at a wine list. You won’t be disappointed.
This dry rosé is a blend of hand-harvested grapes: 40% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Carignan. And it would serve as a refreshing apéritif as well as a wonderful accompaniment to lighter spring and summer dinners like seafood and salads or bread appetizers like crostini and bruschetta or fruity desserts. It’s a bit of a splurge priced between $15-20 but it is thoroughly and enjoyably worth it. Enjoy!