VARIETAL: Multiple Varietals Including Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault
REGION: Côtes de Provence
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE: 13.5%%
Y’all this weather in Nashville is THE WORST. Endless days of rain, clouds and cold weather have me in an absolute funk! Trying my best to channel sunshine and spring weather this week, I opted for a bottle of rosé. Because nothing says springtime like a glass of rosé!
Based on my copious wine consumption, I feel like rosé falls into one of two categories: sweet and fruity with a deep pink hue or savory and dry with a light blush tone. I was curious if my hypothesis would hold true when I opened the bottle.
As I poured my first glass, it immediately evoked a sense of spring. I detected strong citrus notes on the nose as well as notes of pear. I couldn’t wait to start sipping. All I could think about was if this would be in my regular rosé rotation. After I finished my first glass, I didn’t have a strong opinion one way or another, so of course, I had to pour myself a second glass. After all, it’s in the name of research. Sipping slowly, I made the following observations:
Fruit forward with notes of red berries, strawberries and hints of citrus
Muted pink hue
Light and refreshing
Verdict: La Promenade was unlike the rosés that I typically gravitate towards. In the spring and summer, I find myself picking up bottles of Whispering Angel or Withers on a VERY frequent basis. After my second glass, my fondness for the wine grew a bit more. For this price point, it’s certainly a bottle I would drink by the pool or out on the deck in the evening, but I can’t say I’d seek it out frequently and it would likely be in regular rotation. On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate it a 6, but I’d encourage you to give it a shot. After all, it’s the costs of two lattes, so you can’t really go wrong.