For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Aries Wine & Spirits in White Plains.
Domaine de Rimauresq Xavier Flouret Nationale 7 Rose 2010 is bottle 8 in our series. To see the rest, click here: Mixed Case on Small Bites.
Bonus online content
I have to edit it down to fit in the paper, but here is Aries owner Andrea Kish’s full description of the wine.
Name of Wine: Domaine de Rimauresq Xavier Flouret Nationale 7 Rose 2010
Region: Cotes de Provence, France; a 40 year old vineyard at the foot of the Maures mountains , 5hy3 Domaine is named for the river of the Maures which runs through it.
Tasting notes: a serious dry rose made from Grenache, Cinsault and Tibouren grapes; refined and subtle strawberry and peach fruit aromas, elegant texture, tart fruitiness and minerality in the palate and a refreshing finish
Goes with: grilled fish and other seafood dishes of the Mediterranean but has enough body to stand up to richer dishes such as foie gras and roast chicken
Why we chose it: dry rose is widely enjoyed throughout the Mediterranean when it is too hot for red; this wine reminds us of happy times in the south of France and St. Martin