Chestnut Trees and Rose Wine from the Slopes of Luberon , Le Chataignier 08

Making plans for lunch on a hot summer day, can anything beat a picnic in the shade.

As a great companion for your meal bring along a bottle of rosé wine, chilled.

As the summer of 2009 is here I continue my exploration of rosé wines with Le Chataignier (2008) from Domaine de la Citadelle.

This producer is located on the northern slopes of Luberon in the picturesque village of Menerbes (population 1007).

The wine is a blend of Carignan (30 %), Cinsault (30 %), Grenache (20 %), Syrah (20 %).

They describe it as fruity, light and fresh which is true but not to be confused with sweet.


Around $14...

What have chestnuts got to do with it?

Well Chataignier is the French word for Chestnut Tree...


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