One of my favorite times of year is when all the fresh, delicious new roses are released. I’ll drink almost anything pink, but every year I have favorites. Last year it was all about Anton Bauer’s super citrusy Zweigelt-based rose. And while I still love that (especially with Mexican food or fish – trust me!), this year I have a soft spot for the quirky, bright-pink rose from J. Mourat.
Based on a blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Negrette. Negrette, a dark, juicy grape, lends a brighter, more magenta color to this juicy rose. It’s not one of those restrained, salmon-colored roses from Provence. This is gutsier and bolder, with riper, fruitier flavors, but a really bright, snappy, tart finish. It’s great by itself, but I think it will really shine with breaded pork chops or fried chicken. Cheers to long, warm days sipping pink wine!