Wino Wednesday {Link Up} | 2013 Aime Roquesant Rosé, France, (Provence)

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I’m so excited to link up with my girl Amanda from Kids and Cabernet for my first Wino Wednesday! I love me some wine and I love talking about it with others, what a perfect combo!

This week I am reviewing a rose we bought a few weeks ago at a local specialty wine store. I know what you may be thinking – rose? Blech! But not this one..it’s nothing like your boxed white zin. It’s a perfect summer drinking wine and I am so glad I gave it a shot. Plus, it comes in the coolest bottle! I may have to hang on to it and re-purpose it.

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Tasting notes: Produced from a selection of the best varietals, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. This wine expresses the aromas and typical flavors of the Viduaban vineyard. The combination of an ultra-modern winery and traditional wine marking technique ensures perfect quality control and preserves the authentic character. This Rosé is lovely salmon in color with some very pronounced hues of rose. It has a lovely, powerful nose filled with aromas of red berry fruits and freshly cut grass. The palate is quite full and balanced nicely by refreshing acidity. It is spicy and balanced—and true to tradition and style of delicious Provence Rosé.

Food Pairing: Bouillabaisse, Caesar salad, Paella are perfect with this rosé, but you can always enjoy this wine on its own merit. And how about matching it with lighter style pasta with aioli, delicate white fish or light-to-medium-flavored cheeses. It’s perfect for sitting and sipping on your deck, patio or porch (which I’ve already done!)

Can’t wait to read about what others are sipping on this week!