Is there anything better than a Rosé enjoyed at a cottage, while basking in the sunshine, dipping your toes in the water? This is the summer trifecta – this is the #ultimatesummergoal. It helps when the Rosé is terrific, like the Terres de Saint Louis Rosé. This is a French Rosé from the Provence region, which is famous for its pink wine.
The Wine: Terres de Saint Louis Rose
The Price: #13.95
The Grape: Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault
The Region: Provence, France
Easy drinking and light enough to be enjoyed shortly after noon (it’s five-o’clock somewhere), notes of strawberries, peaches and citrus dominate on the nose. The mouth-feel is dry, but lighter in body. This is a crowd-pleasing wine in the best possible way; from my friend Kim, to my husband, to my grandmother – this was a hit with everyone who tried it (shout-out to Kim for introducing me to this gem). Lychee notes and melon start to twirl their way onto my palette. This is a tart wine, with a nice amount of acidity, despite the tasting notes leaning on the sweet side. The flavours are rounded out by notes of grapefruit and hints of lime zest, which help to balance the wine.
I really like spending time with this wine. It’s unpretentious, but still complex enough that every time I’ve had it since discovering it, I find something new to enjoy. It’s a great porch-sipper, something that you can enjoy over the course of an afternoon while reading a great book, but it also lends itself well to great conversations and company. Wine, ultimately, should help enhance a space, an activity, an event – it brings people together and that is my ultimate summer goal: to spend time with those I love, in beautiful places, drinking gorgeous wine.
As always, happy wining.