With the arrival of warmer weather I find my craving for Rose’ increases exponentially. Not to say people shouldn’t drink pink year round. Why wouldn’t you? White wine is never thought of as seasonal. And Rose’ can be extremely food friendly. In Provence, the most famous region for “vin de couleur saumon”, it’s the classic accompaniment for bouillabaisse, also of the region. Depending on the specific wine in question, it can pair with tomato sauced dishes, roasted vegetables, salads (traditionally tricky), soups (also tricky), fish and white meats.
This particular wine comes from the South of France, in the Languedoc and is produced by Maison Lorgeril. Lorgeril has been around for awhile now; 1620 to be exact and 10 generations of the family growing grapes and producing wine. “L’Orangeraie” takes it’s name from a building on the family estate which housed the orange trees during the winter.
Produced from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah & Merlot, L’Orangeraie is fully dry with hints of rose petals on the nose, medium body and flavours reminiscent of strawberries. A really great value in the $15 range pre-tax. Available at Blackfish Liquor in Gibsons and Lighthouse Liquor in Sechelt.