A review of wines I tasted this week



José Maria da Fonseca Colecção Privada Muscatel Roxo – Portugal

Normally made in an off-dry style, this rosé is dry and delicious. Made from the rare Moscatel Roxo grape, expect some plush red berries and citrus on the palate, it’s refreshing and slightly different from what you might have had recently in a rosé.



Domaine de La Bastide – France

First thing that came to mind was cotton candy! But this rosé is not sweet, it’s a refreshing and lovely wine that would go well with a summer salad or roast chicken. Think ripe red berries (strawberries). It’s a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault.



Les Vignerons de Buzet – France

Purchased at the Wine Festival store, this one is was not available in BC when I purchased it – which makes it that much more special! I enjoyed many of Frances Southwest region wines, and this is why. It’s 67% Semillon and 33% Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of flowers, citrus, minerals, herbaceous-ness with a soft acidity in the mouth. If you can find it, chill it and savour every last drop, it’s delightful.


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