Second wine of the Saint-Martin chateau in Côtes de Provence, in rosé. 12.5% vol. Tibouren, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan
Their website : www.chateaudesaintmartin.com
This wine was advised by the little gourmet shop nearby my parent’s house in France, la Part des Anges where we shop for all our gourmet supplies.
One day we were there for some summer truffle shopping and they had a little tasting. They made us try this Nº 2 de Saint Martin among others. I liked it so much I bought 2 bottles for our enjoyment and further proper tasting for this blog.
Pale pink in glass, almost grey.
Nose : mineral and grapefruit.
In mouth, slightly fizzy, very dry a little bit astringent, mainly grapefruit but not the ruby one, slight bitterness. Very pleasant, it’s also a very dry wine which is less usual for a rosé.
This is a wine I tasted with my parents last summer with summer meals, that I bought again and tasted with my French friends also during that summer and that we revisited gladly during this winter holiday season with more wintery meals, namely pasta with Mediterranean seasoning. Price is moderate between 10 to 12 euros depending on the store.