Happy Wine Wednesday! I’ve missed you my dear fellow wine enthusiasts! This 2014 grenache/syrah rosé blend will transport you to the stunning and Mediterranean Languedoc region of southern France. Salty sea breezes and the scent of lavender are in the air. Let’s go right now, shall we?!
Domaine Reine Juliette is situated in the small town of Pomerols in the Languedoc region following the course of the Roman Via Domitia, the main road from Italy to Spain. Not too far from the fairy-tale town of Carcassonne, its hilly vineyards sit along the edge of the Bassin de Thau, a huge saltwater inland lagoon. Sublime and cooling Mediterranean sea breezes influence the crisp minerals of this fantastic rosé.
This particular rosé has been a staple in our home this summer and now stretching into autumn. I’m not ready to relinquish rosé season just yet! This is a medium-bodied and dry rosé. Not a pinch of sweetness but it’s perfectly balanced: not-too tart with a fruity, natural harmony. A lovely crisp mineral finish with an oh-so-pale blush color make this my favorite rosé of the year. I could swear I can taste a little bit of that salty sea air as the night goes on. Moderately priced around $11 a bottle makes this an everyday wine for the ages. Pair with oysters (which grow in the lagoon!) and briny cheeses and you will be dashing back to the wine shop for another bottle. Enjoy!