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Château Routas

Château Routas
2016 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Château Routas
2016 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Silvery amber color. Aromas of orchard fruit, fallen strawberry, and nectarine skin with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-length pebble, pink grapefruit, and papaya finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp and fruity rosé; gulp on its own or with a light meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: orchard fruit, fallen strawberry, and nectarine skin
Taste Flavor: pebble, pink grapefruit, and papaya
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Camembert, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and fruity rosé; gulp on its own or with a light meal.

The Producer or Importer

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Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).