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rosé week is back – and it’s top 5 time!

In grapefriend’s long-standing tradition (ok, three years – and counting), Rosé Week is back in action! In past summers we’ve gone through how rosé is made, what songs it pairs best with, and which celebrities are making the pink. I’ve tasted over 75 of them since June, so this year we’re getting back to basics and counting down my 5 most awesome bottles of the summer.

So without further ado… #5 is this great Domaine de la Mordorée La Dame Rousse from Tavel!

tavel rose Tavel is in the southern Rhône region of France, and it’s the only region in the whole world that’s entirely devoted to making rosé – so a very apt one to kick off Rosé Week. Grenache and Cinsault are the two main grapes in Tavel, so in that tradition this wine’s 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette. Lots of juicy red berry and tangy, deep redcurrant with a some dark stony quality. ($24.99 here)

Delicious with some summer charcuterie and Gouda cheese! Or a view of the Empire State Building…

Come back tomorrow for the next awesome rosé recommendation!

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