Domaine D’Aupilhac, Montpeyroux Rose, 2012
This Languedoc rose produced from Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Carignan surprised me with how well it showed after aging.
Rose season may be coming to a close, but some beginning-of-fall dishes can still pair nicely with this style of wine, and Domaine D’Aupilhac’s rose is pleasantly balanced.
It retains a fresh, fruity characteristic that one may expect and desire from a rose, but whether due to the varietals, winemaking, or time in bottle, this wine shows a finesse and array of secondary flavors that set it apart.
Strawberry and apricot flavors appear on the palate which carries a rather rich, silky mouthfeel. An elegant wine with a pretty pale pink color, this would pair quite nicely with a vegetable focused soup or stew enjoyed on one of these first crisp fall days.