Sometimes a beautiful wine bottle excites me more than the wine…but if the wine is as beautiful as the bottle, then you have a match made in heaven. For me, the match is Miraval Rosé…this week’s Friday wine pick.
Miraval Rosé comes to us from Cotes de Provence, France. It is a light-bodied, crisp wine that is light pink, with delicate hints of fresh fruit, freshly cut currants, roses, and zest of lemon. According to Wine Enthusiast, “this is an impressive rosé, elegant with finely balanced fruit and texture. Citrus and raspberries shine through a taut structure. The aftertaste, crisp and fresh.”
The wine is made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle grapes which are grown in dry stone terraces at Chateau Miraval. These terraces are situated to take advantage of the climate (warm days and cool nights). This helps the grapes retain their delicate aromas and crisp acidity. The clay and chalk soils of the stone terraces help regulate water supply to the vines, so they have water when need it and drainage when they don’t.
The grapes are harvested by hand in the early hours of the morning, and sorted twice to ensure only the best grapes make it into the rosé. This dry wine is easy on the palate and with only 13% alcohol, it is food-friendly. My idea of enjoying Miraval Rosé… chilled as I idly sit on my back porch on a long, hot summer afternoon.
Miravel Rosé is available for purchase through vendors online such as totalwine.com and wine.com or through local grocery stores where wines are sold. The cost varies as to where you purchase the wine, but it is so worth it.
Hope you enjoy…cheers!