With the cooling night of autumn upon us, well not really but it’s coming, it’s time to up the ante a little, and search out Rosés that offer a little more oomph. This weather brings heartier fare, and while we haven’t moved on to Cassoulet and Beef Bourguignon yet (I’m ready I tell you), some grilled chicken and pork might be on the weekends menu, and these 2 wines are just the ticket to a pairing success.
This Blend of Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Syrah offers up intense sour cherry, peach and melon flavors with a classic background hint of banana. Crisp and fresh on the palate it would make a great partner for tropical pork dishes but I really like it with Tamales!
2007 Chateau Moyau La Clape Rose Coteaux du Languedoc 13.5%
A classic Rhône blend that gains complexity from each of the 5 grape varieties used. This is a big, bold rosé, with deep, sweet strawberry and pomegranate aromas and a lightly spicy, herbal and leathery tinged palate with crisp yet complex red berry flavors that are perfectly poised to work with grilled or even fried chicken.