Rose. Try some!

Once upon a time, rose was the pretty little thing on a Friday night that everyone noticed but no one approached. Who would be caught dead mingling with the albiet hot, though seemingly vapid, red and white cousin?  Well, we would.

At our last wine tasting we focused on the rose’s coming out of Provence and wow! on second glass- oops, *glance- they proved to have both depth and complexity. A few tasting notes from the evening if you’re ready to venture out there:

Saint Roch Les Vignes Cotes de Provence 2008: 65% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, delicate, dry and entirely drinkable! Fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel, the fresh scent of red berries along with the lively palate make this food friendly wine ideal chilled and with any fish. (retails for a measly $12.99!!)

Chateau de Pampelonne Cotes de Provence 2008: 75% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, nose of strawberry, raspberry, melon, scrubland and foam (who doesn’t love scrubland and foam?).  This rose is temptingly silky and voluptuous, and with amazing credentials: 17th century established and previous vintages have won silver and gold at various tastings. (retail $17.99)

So the next time you’re out at a party, introduce yourself to rose, my guess is you’ll get alone swimingly.

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