2010 Château Montaud Côtes de Provence Rosé
This delightful rosé blend from Château Montaud makes a perfect picnic wine, or one to enjoy on a nice, hot summer eve. With a very clear raspberry appearance, this evanescent wine has stunning visual presence. The nose, very clean but low-keyed, presents pronounced berry and peach aromas, with hints of honeysuckle, strawberry, and even a wisp of pear! Pleasant-tasting, this crisp wine has very lively acidity and is well-balanced. Though its body is a little poor, and the finish is short, its charming and agreeable character more than makes up for these. Like other blends, this rosé pairs well with artichoke recipes, Brie and other mild cheeses, numerous fish dishes, and summer salads. It is fast becoming one of my favorites of the season.
Happy Memorial Day, wine lovers! While typically a holiday of grills and beer, there’s no reason not to enjoy a nice, summery bottle of wine today!