As Geoff remarks below this blog is coming up to four years old and in that time we’ve tasted many wines from many regions. But there is one exception – no rosé. Why not? For me this is a summer holiday wine and I’ve not been much convinced by those tried over the years. However, when on holiday in the Ventoux we tried a few and bought a bottle back, on spec. This came from Chateau Pesquie, much better known for powerful reds – and we have a few of those to try as well.
This is from their Paradou range and is 100% cinsault – I read somewhere it is the most expensive pure cinsault in the south. We paid €9 from the very stylish cave on the estate. A vin de France only – I think because of the grape name on the front. No oak, early picking, minimum maceration lead to a very pale rosé, rather in the ‘gris’ style seen further south. Lots of fresh raspberry/strawberry fruit, quite dry, slightly chalky nose, 12.5%. One glass was enough for me but Angie loved it.