According to our expert sommelier, Brian Herrera from Kirby Wines in Memphis, "this Supper Club menu is perfectly matched to rosé."
The flavors of his two selected bottles are simple, clean, and perhaps even a little elegant. Luckily for us, the wines show very well as temperatures rise.
Brian's two rosé choices are a contrast in styles: "one from Provence, and the other heavily influenced, they say, by the great rosès of Provence; one rusticly French, the other decidedly Californian."
ROSÉ I | Chateau Paradis 2016 (Coteaux d'aix en Provence)
Pale orange-to-pink in color, it hints at a shy nose with red pear and delicate flowers in the glass. This is a clean, fresh and generously well-balanced wine, that is just spicy and delicately pretty . It is 60% syrah/40% grenache blend.
ROSÉ II | Malene 2016 (Central coast)
Sourced from the huge central coast appellation, and employing the traditional provençale varietals (grenache/cincault/vermintino/mourvedre/counoise), this wine is a pale strawberry-to-copper in color, fragrant of melon and strawberry. It has soft and creamy texture that is just herbal, but with a soft, lingering finish.