Vignerons Proprietes 2021 Saveurs du Temps Rose 750ml
Palest of pale, pretty blush pink - like a ballerina slipper! This smells like a French rosé, and that is what it is! So, what does a French rosé smell like? This light, Provence style is first identified by its light pink hue, and the aromas are predominately wild strawberry, watermelon and notes of herb, greenery and leafy. The rosé in your glass has a personality all of its own, building on the expected flavours, with the addition of floral baby's breath, nectarine, and orange sorbet. Our first impression is of a medium building acidity that is cleansing across the palate and through to the finish - not racy or sharp, but more gushing and salivating. There is an initial bitterness of apple skin or cherry pit that is pleasant and offers a drying sensation, and soon after the berries are delivered! We love the white cherries, dried thyme, and stoney minerality we find here! The red, wild fruits are found mostly in the mid-palate and in the finish, the last bit of the sip has an elevated sweetness and bit of juiciness which is necessary, the dry and herbal tones. Recommended food pairingCasual seaside fair of crab cakes, or fried shrimp po' boy. Enough acidity to handle some fried foods, but also light enough to balance lighter entrees, like fresh salads.