A classic Provencal pale salmon-pink, this wine has a slight jasmine aroma at first, with a nice chalky minerality on the nose and on the palate. A streak of spiciness weaves its way throughout the tasting experience, along with moderate acidity. On the end-palate dark red fruit gives way to a finish that is sweet yet tangy. This wine is great on its own. It also seems to get bigger with food, holding its own well in a pairing with mild Mediterranean-style appetizers and small plates. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — BSE

WHO: Château Minuty
WHAT: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
WHERE: Côtes de Provence, France
HOW MUCH: $18 (media sample)

About The Author

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 has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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