Grenache/Syrah/Cinsault/Mouvedre Blend * 70cl *13% ABV * Southern France
Central Chile, where this excellent Provencal-style rosé is made, has a very Mediterranean climate, with winter-only rainfall and warm, dry days during the growing season. Add to that the cool breezes that come from the Andes and the perfect growing conditions are complete - basically the grapes can ripen slowly, unlike some sun-blasted New World wines.
This pale salmon-coloured wine has fruity and floral hints on the nose, with grapefruit and apricot, followed by a lively freshness on the palate. A perfect apéritif wine, although also very good with lightly spiced fish and seafood dishes, or ricotta empanadas for a truly Chilean feel!