Full Review

Château Routas

Château Routas
2017 Coteaux Varois en Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Château Routas
2017 Coteaux Varois en Provence

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Pale pink coral color. Toasty aromas and flavors of nougat and fig-cherry preserves on nut toast with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, cheery finish with accents of watermelon, strawberry-kiwi custard, minerals, and nutskin with silky, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicate, elegant rose with fine flavor and a true sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: nougat and fig-cherry preserves on nut toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of watermelon, strawberry-kiwi custard, minerals, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Copper River Salmon, Turkey Meatballs, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate, elegant rose with fine flavor and a true sense of place.

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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).