2018 Domaine des Sablonnettes Ceci N’est Pas un Rose - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
‘Ceci n’est pas un pas un rose?’ is as much a question as it is the name of this wine. At first glance, the color of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rose combined with the cloudiness of this natural, unfiltered wine, suggests that it could be a red. However, the absence of any significant tannin as well the unbelievable freshness that’s enhanced by a touch of zippy CO2, reveals that this is unmistakably a rose and world class one at that! Notes of blueberry, pomegranate, and not-too-tart cranberry are enhanced by the balanced acidity, making this a fantastic companion to a great barbecue with Andouille hush puppies or chana masala. The answer to the question? This is one identity crisis we welcome with open arms and empty glasses.