Welcome to my weekly exploration of the BEST VALUES in Rosé wines! This Spring & summer, let's look at one of the hottest wine trends on the market (finally!) and how you can incorporate it into your everyday life, brunches, summer parties, and all. Now, while there are stunning pinks from Provence and more recently, Napa, these posts are not about the upper tiers of summer wine drinking. Maybe I'll cover that in another post.
These posts are about wine being fun and not breaking your bank. In this crazy economy, drinking rosé is about enjoying delicious wine while doing it with a smile and at a VALUE. Listen, you can have lovely wines from France, Spain, Australia, & California without resorting to wine in a jug to save money. Don't worry, I'm keeping the descriptions simple and straightforward. No obnoxious adjectives or random fruits you've never heard of.
Mas des Bressades, Cuvée Tradition: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, from the Costières de Nîmes of France. Bright red fruit, lemon zest, light herbs, very strawberry & cherry on palate. Nice dryness but not bone dry. Fruity. Around $10.
Perfect for a healthy brunch of hemp or flax granola (the hemp complements the subtle herb character in the wine), Greek vanilla or lemon yogurt, and fresh fruit. Don't forget the acacia honey, a lighter and more floral honey that is tops with fruit.
(A perennial favorite, I've been drinking this rosé for years, and it always pleases. If you see it on the shelf, buy it. Trust me.)
Cheers & Bon Appétit!