2018 Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie Rose des Glacieres - Corbieres, France
Don’t let the color scare you. Domaine Faillenc’s Vin de Glacières is an idiosyncratic rose that makes no attempt to conform to some pale-salmon Provençal ideal, and is comfortable—deliciously and exuberantly so—in its own wild, sun-soaked skin. Made entirely from saignée Syrah—fermented spontaneously and vinified bone dry, it’s crisp and clean yet somewhat vigorous for a rose. It has notes of raspberry and cherry that are juicy on the palate, but lovely savory and mineral notes on the finish. Pair with lamb and veggie kebabs, Thai chicken, or stronger cheese like Pont Leveque or Roquefort.