Côtes de Provence Rimauresq 2014, Provence, France
Although rose wines are a perfect companion for sunny days and terraces, they also allow interesting wine pairings, meeting halfway the freshness of a white and the fruitiness of a red.
The wine, bright and clear, displays a delicate pink color with light salmon tinges.
The nose offer an intense profile of fresh red berries, such as raspberry, strawberry and red currant. Those fruity notes are then completed by a charming floral character through Jasmine and rose petal fragrances.
The smooth palate confirms those fruit flavours found on the nose (raspberry, strawberry, etc.) alongside the elegant floral hints as well as some candy notes. A complement of citrus aromas (blood orange, grapefruit) bring a balancing freshness to the wine, and provide a long and mouth watering finish.
This wine is to be drunk in its youth (within 2 years), in order to fully enjoy its ripe and crispy character.
Suggested Pairing at Le Pont de la Tour:
Roasted scallops, smoked ham beignet, white onion purée, lemon oil
Scottish Smoked salmon, traditional condiments
Grilled salmon, spiced Provençal couscous