Although I don’t believe that Rosé is only for warm weather, I definitely start drinking more of it this time of year. Last week, I uncorked a new vintage of one of my everyday favorites for the first time; Domaine Fontsainte “Gris de Gris” Corbières Rosé. It is a blend of Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Cinsault from the Corbières appellation in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
The wine pours a bright salmon color in the glass and has soft aromas of strawberries and cherries. The palate offers fresh flavors of strawberries and cranberries that mingle with traces of minerality. There is also healthy acidity and a refreshing finish. When I think of a beautiful yet affordable wine to sip by the pool, I think Domaine Fontsainte “Gris de Gris” Corbières Rosé! (12.5% alcohol, $14)