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WINE OF THE MONTH MAY 2016


  • May 2, 2016
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�15 Chapoutier C�tes-du-Rh�ne Belleruche Ros� ����������� Ros� season is upon us! Ros� is fantastic to drink year round, but it really comes into its own during the freshness of springtime. Ros�s are fashionable, quite tasty and pair well with a variety of food. If you ever have a tough time pairing food with a wine, it probably will go well with Ros�. ����������� First, let�s start the story straight about what we�re talking about. Ros� is a dry wine made with red grapes but the skin of the grape only touches the wine for a very short period producing a blush colored wine. If you�re expecting sweet white zinfandel, you�re in for a disappointment as true Ros�s are not chock full of residual sugar. They look pink but if you close your eyes you swear you are drinking a chilled, light bodied red wine. ����������� Ros�s are made from all different grapes from all over the world but I thoroughly enjoy the South of France Ros�s made predominately with Grenache and Syrah. �They have a gorgeous light pink color, notes of melons and rose petals, and are super refreshing on a hot day. ����������� We just got in a Ros� from one of the top winemakers in France, Michel Chapoutier. The 2015 Chapoutier Belleruche Ros� is from the C�tes-du-Rh�ne and is a 3 grape blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. It has a beautiful pale salmon color, aromas of raspberries and cherries and tastes lively and fresh in the mouth. Try this wine at your next barbeque and you�ll be impressed at all the positive comments you get. ����������� The Chapoutier Belleruch Ros� is available in our Wine Shoppe for $9.99 (A STEAL!). Think Paris in the spring!
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