Les Quatre Tours Coteaux d'Aix en Provence 2017
A refreshing aperitif. Good with salads or starters, cooked and cured meats, pâtés and cold meats. Perfect with white meats, grilled meats or cooked ham. Goes well with cold or grilled fish.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
A fantastic source of dry rosés from the usual red Rhône varieties, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence is a coastal, hilly region whose variations in elevations and microclimates make it ideal for viticulture. Red and a small amount of white wine, also made from Rhône grape varieties, is found here as well.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.