The perfect little wine for light meals like chicken or fish with salad. The nose has peaches, flowers and minerality, and a nice tinge of chalkiness. This is a very fresh-feeling wine, with some apparent residual sugar. The fruit is upfront, then some mild, grapefruity acidity kicks in under the fresh, young red fruits on the end-palate. Only 10.5% alcohol. Highly recommended. BSE

WHO: Remy Pannier
WHAT: 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Grolleau, 10% Gamay
WHERE: AOC Rosé d’Anjou, Loire Valley, France
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $11 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work appears in many national publications including Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television.