Rosé All Day… and All Year
“The Vins de Provence wine tasting at Chicago’s Sepia did not occur on the blue-skied sort of day when one might typically call for rosé, but this only further supported what Vins de Provence set “out to do. Rosé is no longer pigeonholed into summertime and garrigue-seasoned white meats. Americans take rosé seriously now, and this can mostly be attributed to the one region that’s been “treating rosé as a formidable wine since the 14th century—Provence. There, rosé accounts for over 89% of wine production, and many vignerons tend to favor the direct press method. This, “combined with a sunny Mediterranean climate, results in quality, no-nonsense dry rosé.”
“Toward the end of the event, The Somm Journal caught up with Amy L. Lutchen, Wine Director at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and John Cressman, Wine and Beverage Director of “Marchesa. Said Lutchen, “The [Chateau Gassier 2016] Le Pas du Moine is amazing. I was there visiting in June of 2015; it was beautiful there. The wine has beautiful aromatics and a savory “palate.”
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