Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a backyard soiree with the 2021 Counoise Rose as your star attraction? This beautiful rose, typically grown in southern France, is used in Chatenouneuf-de-pape blends and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
One of the unique characteristics of Counoise grapes is that they are small yielding and have a long growing season, which means winemakers prioritize quality over quantity. And the result is a beautiful salmon-pink colored wine with sweet strawberries, river rocks, and fresh-cut grass aromas.
But the 2021 Counoise Rose isn’t just beautiful; it has a fresh taste that will delight your palate. With notes of tropical fruit, fresh red berries, slate, and lavender, this wine is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day while enjoying the company of friends and family.
To elevate your wine-tasting experience, we suggest pairing this delicious wine with an olive tapenade. The tapenade’s briny, salty flavors will complement the wine’s fruitiness, making for a perfect pairing.
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Cracked pepper, to taste
Place the garlic cloves into a blender or food processor; pulse to mince. Add the olives, capers, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend until everything is finely chopped. Season to taste with cracked pepper. Note: You can also finely chop all of the ingredients by hand, like I did, for a chunkier spread.
Serve with toasted baguette or wheat crackers. Great alongside raw veggies, good cheese and sliced apples.
If you’re looking for a wine that will impress your guests and add elegance to your spring soiree, look no further than the 2021 Counoise Rose. Its unique blend of flavors and aromas will surely be a hit for wine enthusiasts and novices alike. So, go ahead and be the host with the most this year, and let the Counoise Rose shine bright at your next backyard gathering.