One sniff of this classic rosé and I’m transported to Provence. But wait, a Bordeaux rosé? Well, well. This is interesting!
I close my eyes and I think I’m in Gordes. Take me away… This 2013 has the earmark of a traditional rosé: floral and light but with a hint of stone fruit. There is just something so remarkable (and joy-inducing!) about the scent of a French rosé.
This Jean Médeville et Fils 2013 rosé comes from the Cadillac region of Aquitaine in Bordeaux and is just as divine as any Provençal nectar: dry cherry and crisp watermelon with that gorgeous pale salmon color that glistens in your glass. Not sweet, perfectly dry and amazingly refreshing. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes make some mighty fine rosé!
I know I’ve said that if you don’t know much about wine and you are looking for a summer rosé that Provence is the region for you. Well, you certainly won’t be wrong but Bordeaux has proven to be fantastic two times now: this and another place I tasted, Château Landereau, while I was there last fall. (Stay tuned for more about their gracious winemaker Bruno Baylet.)
Oh summer! Don’t be over yet…enjoy!