Cave de l’Ormarine, VilleMarin Rosé IGP Côtes de Thau 2019
From the very south of France this lovely dry rosé is simpler but very much in the style of Provence.
The terraced vineyards of the Côtes de Thau slope gently up from the western shores of the Étang de Thau (the seawater lagoon which is France's famous source of oysters and mussels) and comprise of limestone clay and red sandstone. Lying close to the sea tempers the severe heat of this part of southern France, allowing even ripening of Carignan Noir, Grenache and Syrah. Grapes are harvested at night, destemmed before gentle pressing and fermented at low remperatures to preserve the aromas.
Deep coral pink in colour with crisp, ripe watermelon fruit and a fresh, dry finish - perfect summer rosé.
Match with fresh appetizers - olives, tapenade or roasted peppers - or grilled meat or fish and seafood especially oysters or mussels (as you'd find served in the cabins on the shores of the Étang de Thau).