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what I’m drinking: $11 rosé

March 1, 2010

Decent wine for $11?  I’ll admit that bottles in the $12 and under category usually end up as cooking wine in my house, but the 2009 Château de Campuget Tradition rosé surprised me:  fresh, zingy, cleansing—a very drinkable dry pink quaffer, perfect to have on standby in the frig.  No, it doesn’t have the drama of Sacha Lichine’s $85 Provençal rosé, but I’d be very happy if one of my non-wine geek friends brought it out for a weekend barbeque this spring.  Details? It’s 30% Grenache Noir, 70% Syrah, appellation Costières de Nîmes.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2010 7:07 pm

    Couldn’t agree more. This wine is a frequent guest at my table.

  2. Tim permalink
    March 9, 2010 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll rush out and try – your recommendations have always been spot on.

    Looking forward to reading more posts from your new blog.

  3. March 10, 2010 1:39 am

    Hi Ellen, I think rose is one of the best categories for affordable wine, partly because it remains relatively unappreciated, which keeps the price down. And it goes with everything. Really. Congrats on your new web presence.

  4. July 2, 2010 4:24 pm

    Hi Elin:
    I love a dry rose and they are affordable. I was at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla last week and we tasted many roses from several varietals. I loved the wines from Barnard Griffin. Their Sangiovese Rose was lovely at $12.

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