My main fear is that my multitude of smart, educated, impassioned musings on rosé still cannot get people to give pink wine a fair shot.
That’s not actually my main fear. My main fears are not fare for blogging here. ANYWAY.
Rosé is NOT JUST FOR SUMMER!!!!
HOPEFULLY ALL CAPS CONVINCE YOU!!!!
Rosé is a wine for all seasons. Don’t you give me lip. This is what you want. I promise. It will warm you up, cool your tongue and light up your soul.
Before we get to today’s pick let us revisit rosés of the past. This Rosé is still my fave American pink. This One is still my SECOND fave french.
But right now this is truly my latest hardcore Give Me pink vino love:
2015 Chateau de Trinquevedel Rosé
A full deep wine that offers as much on the tongue as it does to the eye.
You are thirsty. You want something pretty badass and PRETTY to look at too. You want something that makes the woman in you roar. Or maybe the secure male in you knows that true men drink pink…you want that part to make some noise.
So this. It is full and vibrant pink that verges on salmon but is HOT DAMN deep pink.
45% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvedre, 6% Syrah
It smells of pink grapefruit, limes, cranberries, and holy fuck fabric? Like crisp ironed fabric. Linens.
And some white roses. Picture a bouquet of white roses on Ophelia’s chest floating away from the shore. It is romantic and delicious.
It is those holiday napkins you starch and iron for special occasions. But you folded them into cornucopias holding strawberries and limes and maybe a pretty smooth river stone.
Like the stiffness of a starched napkin it is robust–a plate full of cranberry sauce and bread hearty stuff. But it is elegant. The starched napkin, unfolded into the lap of a woman in silk changes that dynamic.
It is good. Dang.
So that OUGHT to be enough but if you are a wine nerd here are my WSET 3 notes:
EYES: Clear, medium plus, salmon pink
NOSE: clean, medium intensity grapefruit, wet stones, nectarines and starch. Youthful.
TONGUE: dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol+ (thank you Grenache for that 13.5%abv), medium plus body for a rosé, flavor intensity medium, then the grapefruits, cranberries, linens, white peach, white flower and honey perhaps? And just fucking delicious. Finish is medium. Not complex but mellow and stony. Picture the feeling you get turning a cool stone over and over in your palm and that is this. Delish.
Quality: GREAT. That’s not WSET just me. I’d think at least twenty but holy duckbills it is like 18. Drink now don’t age. Get next year’s when it is there. Andddddd YES. THIS IS A YES WINE JUST DRINK IT EVEN IN WINTER ESPECIALLY IN WINTER