Wine Review | 2016 Chateau Guilhem, Pot De Vin Rosé
Its color is reminiscent of pink sand beaches in places like Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda or Pink Sands Beach in Harbour Island, Bahamas. Its taste is refreshingly light with a blend of fresh raspberries and strawberries. Its finish will transport you to a dusk summer beach bbq with visions of white linens, long flowy dresses and pops of blush bouquets. Enter in the 2016 Chateau Guilhem, Pot De Vin Rosé, a 100% Syrah, organically grown at the crossroads of the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the Malapère Region, Languedoc, France.
I am extremely grateful for my best friend who grabbed two of these beauts at Le Grande Triage while visiting from Boston. It was a fateful introduction. We sipped, laughed and started to plan our next couples retreat, while our real babies were sleeping. Miami, no St. Barths, no Majorca! Yes, this is what happens when you drink this blush beauty. You’ll soon be digging out your credit card to book your next beach + all day rosé trip. While we didn’t book anything that night, it was still fun to envision us sitting in a cabana on that pink sand beach sipping rosé until the sun dips into the ocean
Ok… clearly, I need to get out of the house.
All daydreaming aside. This rosé has a nice “glide” to it. It rolls off the tongue effortlessly from one flavor to the next and has nice acidity throughout, not too overpowering like a sour lemon – more like a red sour patch kid – sour at first but subtly sweet to close. Perfect to pair with pizza, light fare or served as an aperitif.