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.