The rosés selected are from Provence, France located in the southeast side of France bordering on Italy and the Mediterranean Sea.
This region is one of the world’s largest producers of rosé wines and is some of the best flavourful dry rosés in the world.
The region’s classical blend of grapes for rosés are Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan.
The LCBO has a great selection of rosés at this time of year from Provence as well as other regions of the world. The selected wines are a great balance of the classical blends; plus, an added bonus is that they are both very low in sugar, therefore, less carbs!
Saint Aix Rosé 2018
Saint Aix Rosé follows the traditional blend using all 4 grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan and only 2 g of sugar per litre. The wine is a pale salmon colour with hints of red fruits and minerality. It is pleasing on the palate with a crisp, dry finish.
Chateau de L’Aumerade Cuvee Marie Christine Rosé 2017
A blend of 42% Cinsault, 34% Grenache, 24% Syrah and 4g of sugar per litre. The wine is a pale-medium salmon colour which is slightly deeper in colour. On the nose, it is not as aromatic as the Saint Aix Rosé with more vegetal and earthy aromas. On the palate, it has a little more body and complexity than the Saint Aix Rosé.
These wines can be great crowd pleasers for all occasions with or without food. Enjoy these French rosés at home and join us at Bertoldi’s for our 100% Rosé Frico Scarpetta from Tuscany. It is crisp and dry with flavours of cherry and herbal notes.
Join us on Sunday night for $2 corkage and try the France Rosé against the Italian Rosé.