We're finally having some sunny days and temperatures outside have started to reach that 60-degree mark. What does all that mean in the wine world? You guessed it, or maybe not.
It's Rosé time.
Actually, in the last 4 or 5 years, Rosé has been a year-round wine. People have begun flocking to it like it was about to become the next Beenie Baby craze and there won't be anymore. I bring the Bennie Baby thing in as this is my attempt to add a mention of my daughter who loved and collected them when she was younger, and oh yes so that she would read the blog knowing she was mentioned in it. It's fun when you can do things like that when it's your little domain and no one can tell you otherwise.....
Back to business.
So I was at this pretty big wine tasting over the weekend. It's one that I won't, or at least don't like to do. It's 5 hours long and that's just too long for me and my feet. I scanned the list of wines being offered and saw a familiar name, Domaine LaFage. You may too recognize the name as I have very recently done posts about their Bastide Miraflors 2015 and the Tessaellae 2015, both excellent wines and both under $15 a bottle.
Anyway, since I'm on this LaFage kick, I had to try their recently released 2017 Rosé. A blend of Mourvedre and Grenache Gris from Roussillon, France, this wine is a stunner, also right around $15 a bottle. The lith strawberry flavor along with a crispness does everything right. I can see myself out on the patio sipping this wine, reading my book and soaking up the sun. Click here for tech sheet.
While it may be more marketing than anything, I have to give credit also for the unique shape of the bottle. Also showing elegance and sporting a glass stopper. More and more Rosés are using interestingly shaped bottles. I'm sure as a way to attract more buyers. BUT, like the bottle but I think you'll love the wine. LaFage has hit another one out of the park (that's my one and likely only one reference to baseball).
If you see it out there at your favorite wine shop, do yourself a favor and pick some up for the Season (not refering to baseball this time). If not, ask your shop to get it for you, it will be worth it!