In some parts of Australia, we’re already in the last languid days of summer. As we savour every last moment of warmer weather we need look no further than a chilled glass of Rosé as the perfect tipple. Quite simply, summer in a glass.
Many winemakers toss out the rulebook when making Rosé. This is a varietal for enjoying now not cellaring. Wine to partner perfectly with barbecues and spicy food. More and more Rosés are dry and fresh not edging on cloying Moscato sweetness. The French have been making for it for centuries and continue to innovate in and out of the bottle.
Costieres de Nimes is the most southerly appellation of the Rhone wine region in southeast France. One of the world’s oldest wine growing regions grapes have been grown and wine made in the Rhone for two millennia. The area was settled by Roman soldiers and the region was one of the main suppliers of wine to the Popes of the time.
Château de Fabrègues Costières-de-Nîmes is where the Rhone, Gard and Durance rivers meet (aka the Rhone Delta) before tumbling towards the Mediterranean. The terroir is hilly and the pebbly soil retains the heat of the day. This Rosé is a traditional southern French blend of Grenache and Syrah and is a luscious pink inside an eye-catching bottle.
The bottle’s elegant, long, lean neck grabs your attention and upps the glam factor. A glass stopper crowns the bottle like a tiny pink tiara.
If you haven’t come across glass stoppers before they were developed in Germany to defeat cork taint and achieve a tight seal with a plastic O-ring that means a snug fit between stopper and bottle. Intriguing yet practical it adds a little extra ‘Wow’.
Château de Fabrègues Costières-de-Nîmes Rosé is one Rosé you definitely need to consider for your late summer go-to tipple. Perfect as an aperitif with charcuterie or with seafood, grilled fish or salad. Available at http://danmurphys.com.au/
If you’re over 18 you could win your own bouquet of fine Rosés. We’re giving away 2, 6 bottle cases of Château de Fabrègues Costières-de-Nîmes Rosé : http://thismagnificentlife.com/win-chateau-de-fabregues-costieres-de-nimes-rose/