As the year winds down to a needed ending, I've continued the tradition of #RoseAllDay or in my case, #RoseEveryDay as the 2015 vintage continues to be the approach as I just don't remember in recent years the level of consistency, character and
friendliness that the Rose's have shown so far. What's more now after roughly 9-10 months or so in bottle the development of the wines I've enjoyed over that time seems to go from strength to strength.
Take the 2015 Château de Trinquevedel Rose, imported by Kermit Lynch for as long as I've been drinking this delightfully bright salmon pink colored gem which goes back to the late 90s or early 2000's.
Château de Trinquevedel, like all Tavel producers are only allowed in Tavel to produce Rose. Period. No red. No white. Just Rose.
Their 2015 is a major step up from the slightly one dimensional 2014, and has more of that crisp bracing acidity than the fruit forward 2013. This reminds me of their Rose that I fell for in 2007 and from their many other superb vintages. What I like most about the Château de Trinquevedel Rose is the bright red fruit flavor that comes from the artisanal blend of Grenache 57%, Cinsault 11% , Clairette 15%, Syrah 11% Mourvèdre 5% Bourboulenc 1%. To me it's the Cinsault and Grenache that drives that red fruit appeal followed by the Syrah and Mourvedre that gives it the kind of palate weight that makes this wine so good with cheese, fruit or smoked meats. What's more it stands up nicely to a stone fired pizzetta with mushrooms and truffles.
Long on the finish, the red berry, orange, cherry and black plum tastes are all very appealing making the 2015 Château de Trinquevedel Rose another real winner this vintage.