Domaine de la Sangliere – La Riviera Rosé 2019
There is Provence Rosé and then there is Provencé Rosé – the great wines and the wines that are good for a quick drink but nothing special. This example is definitely the former and is produced from vineyards next to the famed Domaine Ott – it doesn’t get much better than that.
Made from grenache and cinsault, as many of the best wines are, it has a pretty pale onion skin colour. There are understated and complex aromas of wild raspberry, floral, spice and charcuterie leading to a modern, silky palate. Fruits are bright and fresh with balanced acidity and a touch of tannins that help to draw out a long and elegant finish. It’s more full-bodied that many rosés so a good food style. Match it up with cold cuts over a long lunch.