When rosé is more than a color ...
Saint Ferreol 2016
Tavel DOP - France
SAQ Price: $ 21.95
I have been seduced by this different wine coming from Tavel, the interesting French appellation that produces only rosé wines. Even just starting from its color, we realize that this Saint Ferreol by Gabriel Meffre will offer us something more, which stands out above the other rosé wines we are used to see in the SAQ gondolas. Its reddish tones, probably because it is a blend of grapes like Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, give it an intense, striking and inviting look.
On the nose, I like the aromas of red fruit, watermelon, peaches, cherries, but I rather prefer its spicy and refreshing character, with nice notes of menthol.
In the mouth, it is still a powerful wine, but also delicate. In attack is fruity and refreshing, but at the end is thick and unctuous. It is a rosé wine with structure. And this is why it has fascinated me.
Without being a red wine, it is a wine with body, and so a versatile wine. Undoubtedly, it is a delicious appetizer, but it also has the ability to accompany meals such as a roast meat, a plate of pasta, smoked cheeses or spicy dishes. Make an attempt to marry him with tasty meals, and you will see the wonderful result! (Marina La Forgia)