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Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 6.24.05 PMWhen people talk about what a rose wine will pair well with, it should not be food. It should be friends, the outdoors, and decks. We have taken it upon ourselves to enjoy these roses on the warm fall days. As the readers know, this wine is quickly become a stable around our house.

This brings us to the 2013 Chateau de Roquefort Corail, rose.  I am not sure if I am supposed to type the common but as you can see on the bottle it is there. We got this wine from a local wine shop and had a bottle with friends. It was good but I didn’t get a chance to really concentrate on the tasting notes.

We liked it enough so we bought a second bottle! The French winemakers do have a website but it is in French. Interestingly enough, there is a button that says English but it does not change the descriptions of the wines. So instead, here are the tasting notes from what looks like the distributor:

35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 25% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, with a little Vermentino and Clairette. This nicely blended rose from these grape varieties reflects the sunshine, land, and people of this Mediterranean landscape. Very nice chilled by itself as an aperitif, or with a light meal.

There are no tasting notes there so how was it?

Color – Light salmon

Nose – Floral but a light strawberry.

Taste – Light strawberries and raspberries with a hint of minerality.

Finish – Crisp, clean but a little more tart than most.

Overall, this wine is your typical wonderful rose wine from France and there is really not much more to say. Pick a bottle up if you see it before they are all gone into the cold winter.

Rating: A

~Justin