Chateau des Bormettes "L'Argentiere" Cotes de Provence Rose 2019 ($25.95, 12pk)
$25.95 per bottle | case of 12 x 750ml | 14.0% alc. | dry
The best dry French rosés are made near water - namely, the Mediterranean Sea, or along the Loire river. But that doesn't mean it should also taste like water! We believe rosé (like all wines) should be flavourful.
Let's not get flavour mixed up with sweetness. We're in the 21st century; we know people seek out dry wines - no need to still reference the White Zinfandels of yore.
What we're looking for in today's rosés is substance and style, not marketing. Sure, rosé wines often have interesting, quirky labels that pull you in. But what happens after you pour yourself a glass?
We believe it's OK to have higher taste expectations of rosé. It should taste of its grape varieties and its place, and it should have some intensity. Hot climate? Bring on the ripe berry flavours! Cool climate? Let's hear it for herbaceous tones and earthiness!
L'Argentiere is Chateau des Bormettes' mid-tier wine, offering a deliciously affordable example of easy, breezy, high-quality rosé from the Mediterranean. A blend of Grenache and friends typical to the Provence region (Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle), it's got juicy berry and ripe orange notes highlighted by a hint of herbs and sea salt.
We think this wine pairs wonderfully with equally lively, flavourful items like:
- smoked salmon
- Khao soi
- lobster rolls
- hot buttered scones with raspberry jam
- frisbee golf
- gospel music