Genestiere Tavel Rosé
Tavel is NOT your light and fluffy rosé to glug by the tumbler pool-side. It's what some call a gastronomic rosé, fit to accompany full meals and contemplative sipping, while still being a wine wholly suited for the heat of summer. Genestière began as a silkworm farm in the 16th century, an industry that, by the 18th century, employed 15,000 people in Avignon alone. The estate turned to winemaking in 1930, acquiring vineyards in Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, and Côtes du Rhône, as well as the all-rosé appelation of Tavel. Deep, dark, full of mystery and surprise, with surprising weight and even tannin, Tavel is one of the great rosés of the world (it was Hemingway's favorite. Hemingway!). Drink with anything from delicate shellfish to robust barbecue. You'll never discount rosé again!
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah