Chateau De Trinquevedel Tavel 2009
I love June because it reminds me of my youth when I got to go fishing, ride my horse and cook s’mores on a campfire at my parent’s ranch. Now it brings a different sense to me – it reminds me of bar-b-ques with friends and having that first pink wine of the year. You know those wonderful pink wines from France that come to America. (Thank, God!) Tonight we are drinking a 2009 Tavel produced by Chateau de Trinquevedel imported by Kermit Lynch (who we all know is a master at picking great wines to import).
The Tavel was paired with rabbit and vegetable kabobs on top of quinoa laced with carrots, squash and leeks. Our appetizer of rabbit liver served on a piece of toast with caramelized onions, heirloom tomatoes and jalapeno strawberry jam also goes nicely. This is something of an adult pink. The lovely strawberry nose medium weight in the mouth hides the 13.5% alcohol. This one pairs well with salmon, chicken, rabbit or pork off the grill. The Tavel costs a little more than our typical summer rosé wine, around $17.50, but there is something about this wine that keeps us coming back summer after summer and bottle after bottle.
Salud & Bon Appetit!
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