Côtes de Provence Wine Pairing with Salmon
By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine:
Today’s tasting may be the most unusual I have done. It is a wine that, if blindfolded when tasted, would not have said “rosé” to me, although it wouldn’t have said red or white, either. It has none of the traditional red fruits associated with rosé, nor its distinct floral aromas. On the nose, it is briny. On the palate, it is almost fruitless when cold, and when warmer, a bit of melon or pear perhaps. Once might think it was a wine from a completely different region of the world.
Yet, situated on the “Road to the End of the World,” Château Malherbe is, indeed, in Provence, though no more than 1,000 feet from the ocean. From every part of the vineyard, you can smell the sea.
Continue reading here…to learn about “a few of my favourite things” and this Côtes de Provence wine pairing with Pointe du Diable from Château Malherbe.
Winery: Château Malherbe
Cuvée: Pointe du Diable
Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Grape Varieties: Grenache 50%, Cinsault 50%
Average Retail Price: United States $20