Wine Wednesday: A Summer Rosé

PROVENCEROSEIts been a while since I have done a Wine Wednesday post and I’m very sorry! It’s not because I have stopped drinking it, don’t worry! I’ve just been so busy I haven’t been doing much wine drinking on Wednesdays lately! But now that it’s summer, its time to pull out what I like to call my favorite “patio pounders.” I am normally a red wine drinker 8 months of the year but when summer roles around and the weather is hot, there is nothing more horrific to me than a heavy red wine on 90 degree summer day. I’m sweating just thinking about it. So that’s where the patio pounder comes in- a light white or rose wine that is so refreshing and easy to drink you’d like to sit on your patio and drink the whole bottle (and you will end up drinking the whole thing, promise!) The Provence region of France is known for their Rose. Don’t let the long and hard to read name fool you, this wine is inexpensive and delicious! Time to pull out the white wine glasses from winter storage, cheers! rose

Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rose 2012

  • Price: $15.99
  • Varietal: Grenache Blend
  • Region: Provence, France
  • Tasting Notes: Very pale in color, it nevertheless has loads of flavor, with plenty of melon, orange peel, and floral aromas to go with a medium-bodied, racy palate that has both richness and freshness.
  • Food Pairing: You don’t need food to drink this wine but… it pairs well with seafood but has enough stuffing to accompany pizza, pasta and acidic dishes such as ratatouille.
  • Score: 90 points