National Rosé Day
by Allisun Groat, Tastemaker in Residence & Wine Advisor
When choosing a rosé this summer, look to Provence, France, where rosé was born. Nestled on the coast of the Mediterranean and surrounded by the Sainte Victoire mountains, Provence rosé accounts for nearly 90% of the region’s wine production, and is a style it has absolutely mastered – known for its pale colour and light, dry elegance. Rosé is the perfect pairing to almost any cuisine in addition to being a favorite sipper in the summer months. Also - don’t be afraid of vintage - although these wines are made to drink right away, Provence Rosé with a year or even two of bottle age is arguably more delicious than in its first year (and you can usually get an amazing deal).
Chateau Gassier Esprit Rosé 2018
A very clear rosé with shades of peach. Intense nose with delicate aromas of white flowers and white fruit (peach). A second nose unveils spicy notes as well as scents of clementine. The mouth is round with notes of citrus fruits and a slight and healthy final acidity. 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 5% Rolle (Vermentino)