Warm summer days and evenings are perfect for a chilled glass of rose. There's an accent over that e, but I have no way of placing it because Blogger doesn't allow for symbols, so for the record, I'm referring to the wine and not the flower. I am especially enamored of two wines from different regions in the south of France right now. Domaine Sorin has a lovely rose (imagine the accent) from the Bandol region of Provence on the coast. The winery and vineyards are about five miles inland from the shore with views of the Mediterranean. The days are hot and the cool breezes from the sea at night are perfect conditions for growing the grapes.
The wine is made from 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre and is light with intense flavors on the nose and palette of strawberries, watermelon and cranberries.