Gotta love the color of a French Rosé. Never confused with a White Zinfandel or any other pinkish incarnation. This one had a very delicate peachy hue.
I think I had this at my friends Timmy and Judy’s house the first time. I didn’t take a photo of it but thought I recognized it by the shape of the bottle so I took a chance.
The nose held me with hibiscus, the taste both the palest of lemon and refreshing pear. On the back palate, or the finish, I got a little more acidity, a tingle on the taste buds and a slight pleasant feeling of effervescence.
Not decanted. Flavors opened up almost instantly. We paired it with a White Chicken Chili recipe that had been made with plenty of lime and cilantro. Pretty lost on that. We thoroughly enjoyed it alone, before and after dinner, and would definitely purchase again.
Is there a Rose you like this year?
(Full disclosure: 2009 Chateau du Rouet Rosé Cotes de Provence. 12.5% alcohol. I paid for this wine. I think it was about $15 and from Woodland Hills Wine Company. They don’t even know I write about wine. Hmmmm.)