Dry, bright, food friendly and generally budget friendly as well, I can’t get enough of Rosés once the weather heats up. I’ve enjoyed every Charles Smith bottle I’ve had, so I was happy to give Charles & Charles Rosé 2012 a pour. The Charles & Charles label was established in 2008 and is a collaboration between Charles Smith of Charles Smith Wines and K Vintners fame, and Charles Bieler, a member of the Three Thieves label and Bieler Pere et Fils. They set out to prove that pink wine doesn’t have to be sweet, and “Yes, you can drink Rosé and still be bad *ss”.
Pink-salmon in colour, aromas of watermelon, strawberries and chalky minerals rose from the glass. Bright melon and raspberry flavours joined minerals and floral hints in the light to medium body. Pink grapefruit notes comprised the dry, crisp finish. Zippy and fresh, this is a fantastic glass for all day summer sipping.
81% Syrah, 16% Mourvèdre, 2% Cinsault, 1% Grenache
Produced & Bottled by Charles & Charles
Enjoy now thru 2014
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator