The brutal summer weather has arrived in full force here in the Crescent City. No surprise, but it always shocks my system for a while. A sure cure for this depressing assault of sauna heat is blasting the A/C or rushing to the pool after a rain storm (otherwise the water is too reminiscent of a bathtub for me) with a cool, refreshing glass of rosé. These two were consumed in more reasonable temperatures much farther north.
Rudi Weist brings the wines to the states, though they do not list the rosé as one of them. $13-$15).
aramon grape is the sole variety in the bottle but the wine is classic: great texture, almost thick in the mid-palate but bright and fresh and lively and even slightly earthy. The color and nose speaks to me of the romantic land of Provence, displaying the orange, peach, and strawberry notes expected of rosés from the area - even though this is not really from Provence or the classic grenache, cinsault, syrah blend (even though the website says it is). It lacks some minerality and depth but the wine is delicious and a steal at the price I paid! It is still a good deal at the $15 quoted locally in New Orleans, but I prefer the $11.29 I paid). Gambit agrees about the wine. Imported by Fruit of the Vines, Inc. Driving up north had some advantages, bringing back a mixed case of wine was one of them.