Wine Just in Time for Souvlaki Season

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, outdoor cookouts become more and more frequent.

For Greeks, that means lamb, pork, and other meats, “stin souvla” (on the spit).

Cut up a few slices, stick them on a skewer and, voile – it’s souvlaki time!  Now, to choose the right wine…

Tavel is a wine producing region in the Rhône Valley of France, directly across the River from the regal Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and is arguably the king (or queen) of rosés.

Produced from traditional Rhône varietals, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault, this is a weighty, bold style of rosé with unbridled strawberry, raspberry, apricot, and melon flavors. Rich on the palate, this shows a remarkably long finish, and a smooth, textured mouthfeel.

This would pair well with a roasted ham or pork chops on the grill – or really, any skewered meat you might be inclined to serve.

A very classic style of rosé, this is a bottle that proves rosé to be a serious, well crafted wine.