You don’t have to ask this girl twice to stop by to try a new Rose from France. When my former coworker Heather Smith mentioned that Opici (full disclosure: also my former employer) had brought in some new French wines I lined up a time and place to meet her. She’d already planned to show them to my friend Jason Adams who owns http://www.buyrealwine.com so at 2 pm so I was there with bells on.
The wines come from Opici Import company and are filling a bit of a void left when Importer Kermit Lynch jumped ship for another distributor. This being summer, the offerings are budget conscious, but still respectable pours.
Now, there are women in this world shaped more like butter-knives than actual women and while that aesthetic works for many, it is not a look I like or covet. Which is good because with my propensity towards all things caloric, I am not a butter knife. Butter, yes, but knife, no. So it stands to reason that I’d feel an instant kinship with the curvy little gal pictured at left. She’s a little curvier than the traditional Province rose bottle and contains a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine delivered on the promise of the bottle shape. Definitely full-figured, this might just be the rose to convince those irritating people who color profile pink into the same category as grandma’s white zin. The extra benefit of this bottle shape? In case of power outage you know exactly what you’re grabbing from the fridge, and this one needs to be among the first to drink before the chill wears off.