FOOD ROSES FROM SOUTH OF FRANCE and a NEW STAR FROM PORTUGAL
There is almost as much diversity in Rosé as in red or white wines, but in the interest in keeping life simple I categorize them into two styles – light, refreshers for hot weather gulping, and the more expensive richer ones for the table. Both of the wines below are in the later style.
Bressades has been a favourite for several years and the 2019 is classic south of France – freshness, fruitiness, along with the herbaceous thing. Wonderful middle palate, so the second and third glasses keep your interested and satisfied.
Medeiros is a dead ringer for the Provence style rose. Pale colour, delicate flavours, some richness and that life-is-good feeling. Even the label looks French classy. A great example of what Portugal can offer – could well be the buy of the season for your special alfresco lunches and dinners
MAS DES BRESSADES 19 Rose, Costieres de Nimes, France 950576 Vintages $16.95
HERDADE de MEDEIROS 19 Rosé, Alentejo, Portugal 451385 Vintages $13.95