Whenever I reach for a glass of wine that appeals to my nose, palette and thirst – it’s a glass of rosé. Not the cloyingly sweet variety, but the dry, earthy, limestone-enriched shimmering pale salmon colored-elixir that comes from vineyards all over the world. One of my favorites this past summer was the Miraval Rosé 2014 by Château Miraval – a super dry sumptious wine from the Côtes de Provence AOC region of France. Does it hurt that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are co-winemakers (the other being renowned French veteran Marc Perrin of Beaucastel)? I don’t think so. It is delightful with all sorts of grilled food – from Franklin’s famous BBQ brisket to homemade cedar plank salmon. Except on days here in Texas when it’s too cold outside to drink a chilled wine – the Jolie-Pitt-Perrin 2014 Miraval Rosé will be the first glass I reach for. A fantastic 10 out of 10.
From a recent tasting review:
Beautiful pale pink colour.
An intense nose lead by white flowers, little red berries, freshly crushed strawberries and notes of ripe Morello cherries.
The mouth has a beautiful bouquet; round and soft with aromas of cherries, wild strawberries and a mineralilty representative of the Terroir giving the wine great freshness and a slight saltiness.
The wine has length and great balance between the fruit and the minerality with complex aromas of wild herbs, limestone and rich citrus fruit.