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rooftop rose, cannes style

For the past 25 years, Mouton Cadet has been the official wine supplier of the Cannes International Film Festival. They serve the wines all at events and official dinners during the Festival, as well as their own rooftop Mouton Cadet Wine Bar. Three limited edition varieties are made, though of course I think the rosé is the perfect sipper for le croisette.

Le Rosé de Mouton Cadet is 53% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon – 3 of the 5 main Bordeaux grapes. It has a touch of strawberry and some herbal notes as well. But generally it’s very light and refreshing, which is the style of rosé in the south of France: awesome for a cool afternoon sip or to pair with your light lunch on the beach.

This year, peeps like Marion Cotillard, Kirsten Dunst, Eva Longoria, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Allen all rooftopped it up at the Wine Bar. I wasn’t invited (I know! wha???) but I still got to try a few bottles, and with the winemaker Ophelie Loubersac herself (ahhh, all better). You can get it at a few places domestically for $9.99 (like here).

 

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