As the weather remains warm on the west coast, I continue to enjoy Rose wines as often as possible. What I've found over the summer months is that while the Cotes de Provence Rose's are great for sipping all by themselves, its the Rose wines from Tavel that have become my food friendly favorites.
And none is better than the 2015 Domaine de La Mordoree Tavel Dame Rousse Rose. The wine is perfect with everything from cheese to smoked meats to even a well dressed salad. The Grenache dominated wine has lots of fruit, gentle spices, just the right balance of crispness and fruit to make it a real charmer. It also has power. Last night I popped it and enjoyed it with a lightly charred Ono over a bead of green and red lettuces. Strawberry, raspberry and blueberry are the obvious flavors, but there's more to it. There's an underlying flavor chalky soil that gives it that crisp and dry quality.