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2015 Chateau de Berne Impatience Rose

Cotes de Provence, France

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Retail $16-$20

Dry rose is on a roll, with sales volumes increasing by 20-40 percent annually and demand extending year round. France's Provence has seen rose exports rising for 11 consecutive years. The style appeals to many wine drinkers: It's refreshing, lower in alcohol and offers vibrant acidity that goes with almost any food. Most roses aren't very complicated but have enough backbone and silky tannins to accompany everything from grilled meats to fresh fruit. The Chateau de Berne has made wine since 1750. A blend of Grenache and Cinsault, the wine was vinified and matured in double-bottom stainless steel tanks. In the glass, the well-balanced wine offers whiffs of red berries, floral notes and wet stone with subtle flavors of strawberries, raspberries, hints of blood orange, minerality and fresh acidity on the finish. Serve chilled. Great for sipping with deviled eggs, shrimp remoulade, sushi, boiled crawfish, chicken salad, barbecue, cheese boards and charcuterie. Buy it at: Zuppardo's Family Supermarket; The Fresh Market; Langenstein's; Robert Fresh Market; Rouses Supermarket; Breaux Mart and Acquistapace's Supermarket. Drink it at: Charlie's Steak House and Joey K's.

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