Tim Johnston, proprietor of Juveniles, and one of the Parisian WineScene’s most colorful personalities has long been a fan of Chateau de Roquefort and their exceptionally well made wines. While the whites and reds are less seen in the USA market, the Corail Rose is one of the top pink wines to hit these shores every year.
A blend that varies in percentages every year, but not the seven different grapes that goes into it, the 2019 has a really soft and fruit balance from the Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Clairette and Vermentino. It has that wonderful aromatic nose that is Provence, while the body is crisp and rich in fresh strawberries, red raspberries, and blueberry flavors. The color is deeper than most Cotes de Provence Roses and as a result the flavor profiles shifts from fun wine from Provence to a serious wine for wine lovers the world over.
That’s why the 2019 Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rose is today’s Winesiders Wine of the Day.