If you think December is too cold for drinking Rosé, think again. Dry Rosés go with any season and with any meal. It’s the perfect wine for pairing with goat cheese, salmon, baked ham, cranberry sauce, yams, deli meats, Asian food, sweet and sour dishes, and even white fish.
One of my favorite Rosés is Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel. The current vintage is 2014, but I’m still lapping up the 2013, given that this is one Rosé that benefits from aging. When consumed during the first two years, this wine displays fruity, fresh character—bursts of deep red berries and raspberry—which mirrors the palate. With longer aging, aromas evolve into a bouquet of dried and stewed fruits.
Strong acidity delivers a solid Rosé from year to year. Deep Salmon in color, the 2014 is Grenache-dominant, with Cinsault, Clairette, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Bourboulenc. Wines from the Tavel Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée in the southern Rhône wine region of France have been favorites among kings, novelists and popes—I sense something regal happening here. No wonder I love it!
Clean, fresh, fruity and bright, Tavel from Chateau de Trinquevedel is an elegant Rosé that will add a touch of elegance to your Christmas dinner.